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restore power in the community after freezing rain, high winds
Hydro Ottawa crews restored
power to more than 8,500 customers affected by a winter storm on
January 4. Freezing rain and snow, coupled with high winds, damaged
electrical equipment in more than 100 locations.
Crews responded to more than 100 separate outages, including one
which closed O’Connor Street for the majority of the day. In addition
to all available employees, Hydro Ottawa contracted 35 arborists to
work on tree trimming and clearing overhead lines across the city.
Hydro Ottawa worked with the City of Ottawa to open two warming
centres, ensuring residents affected by the power outages got the
help they needed.
It’s important to be prepared in case of an emergency, such as an extended
power outage. It will help you and your family stay safe. If you
would like to share information on emergency preparedness for power
outages with your Community Association members, you can find
information on our website.
revised our Conditions of Service – Let us know what you think!
Hydro Ottawa’s Conditions of
Service outlines how we do business with our customers. We recently
completed a review of our Conditions of Service and we’re proposing a
number of changes.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide us with feedback. The updated document,
along with a list of the proposed changes, is now available for
review and comment on our website. This information is also accessible in
print at our main office located at 3025 Albion Road North. Feedback
forms are available online and in print. Comments may be scanned and
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or forwarded by mail
before February 24, 2017. The proposed timeline for implementation is
Hydro Ottawa’s Conditions of Service is an important reference
document for the customers, contractors, developers, generators and
their agents, retailers, consultants and suppliers that we conduct
business with on a daily basis. It details important information on
account administration including rates and conditions, billing
procedures, and payment plan options. This document also references
associated Regulations and Codes which govern the services provided,
including safety and inspection requirements and roles and
than the speed of light: Streetlighting conversion in our community
ahead of schedule
Last fall, the City of Ottawa
officially launched its LED streetlight program to convert 58,000
traditional streetlights to the latest in LED (light-emitting diode)
technology in partnership with Energy Ottawa. Five months later, the
project is ahead of schedule, and the City is already benefitting
from energy savings and reduced maintenance costs from 7,000
energy-efficient streetlights. Energy Ottawa’s original year-end
target was to convert 4,000 streetlights in 2016. If Energy Ottawa
keeps pace with its 2016 performance, 38% of streetlight conversions
will be completed by the end of 2017.
Once all 58,000 streetlights have been converted, there will be
environmental and financial savings, including:
A 50% reduction in energy use;
saving the City $4 million a year.
A reduction of 1,000 metric
tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas emissions annually.
A 50% reduction in maintenance
costs thanks to the longevity of LED technology and ability to
remotely monitor the system’s performance and energy usage.
Bucket Trucks are more than just vehicles!
When there’s trouble on the
lines, Hydro Ottawa’s men and women in orange need to get to the
scene faster than the speed of light.
Batman has the Batmobile. Wonder Woman, her invisible jet and Dr. Who
has a time-travelling telephone box called the Tardis.
At Hydro Ottawa, we think we have something that is as astonishing as
these vehicles: The Hydro Ottawa Bucket Truck.
Check out the video to learn more about our trusty Bucket