Hydro Ottawa recognized at Ottawa Business Achievement Awards

OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is honoured to have been recognized last night at the 2012 Ottawa Business Achievement Awards as the Bronze Winner for Company of the Year.

The Ottawa Business Achievement Awards shine a spotlight each year on growing, profitable, innovative companies that demonstrate great customer service and corporate social responsibility. Now in its 20th year, the awards are organized by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal.

"I am very proud to accept this award on behalf of Hydro Ottawa's more than 600 employees who are committed to performance excellence and continuous improvement," said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer. "It's an honour to be recognized alongside these local leaders, who are full of entrepreneurial spirit and passion for our community."

John Kelly, a former board member at Hydro Ottawa, received a lifetime achievement award at last night's event as well.

"On behalf of the Hydro Ottawa family, I would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to John on a remarkable career and to thank him for his support and service to Hydro Ottawa," said Conrad.

Hydro Ottawa's goal over the next several years is to continue to provide a safe, reliable, and affordable supply of electricity to the more than 305,000 homes and businesses that rely on us every day; and to ensure a more sustainable energy future for our community.

About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.  Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third-largest municipally-owned electrical utility in Ontario, serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., the largest municipally-owned producer of green power in Ontario, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy-management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Claudia Lemieux
Manager, Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 7684

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