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Unit Metering

More and more developers, contractors, building owners and condo corporations are choosing unit metering. Why? Because it’s a win-win for everyone – especially when Hydro Ottawa handles the installation.

Cost-effective - before and after

At no cost to you, Hydro Ottawa will install unit-metering for electricity. Our solution is turn-key – we handle everything from hardware selection and system design to installation and testing. At no cost, Hydro Ottawa will also maintain these electrical assets, taking care of any service issues and providing upgrades as equipment standards evolve.

Service from a provider that people trust

After installation, we provide the same exceptional service that our customers have come to value from Hydro Ottawa. From account management, billing, system monitoring, connections/disconnections, meter maintenance and upgrades, we take care of it all, saving you time and money.

We provide easy, convenient billing and payment options as well as advanced online account management tools and a leading-edge mobile app. These feature energy management insights and tips, customized to the needs of individual customers. Customers will also gain access to Hydro Ottawa’s innovative conservation programs and incentives as well as to financial assistance programs from the Government of Ontario.

Sustainable and fair

When each unit has a meter, condo owners or tenants can control their own electricity usage and only pay for the electricity they use. This will protect you against high energy users. Typically, this reduces a building’s overall electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly building with lower operating and maintenance costs.

Future-proof

Hydro Ottawa’s unit-metering solution is fully scalable for all apartment buildings and condos. From electric vehicles, solar generation and battery storage to whatever new innovations the future holds, Hydro Ottawa’s smart unit-metering system can manage it all.

Value-added programs and services

Hydro Ottawa offers an innovative range of conservation programs to both our business and residential customers. These include incentives for lighting, automation and HVAC system upgrades for building owners and our industry-leading mobile app, coupons and rebates for residents that want to make their homes more energy efficient.

Proven Expertise

No other company knows the electricity business in our city better than Hydro Ottawa.

We offer:

  • More than 100 years of experience with construction projects, providing safe, reliable services.
  • A team of highly qualified electricians and engineers that’s second to none.
  • Our commitment to complete customer satisfaction.

Hydro Ottawa offers solutions for new and existing multi-unit residential buildings.

New multi-unit residential buildings

Existing multi-unit residential buildings

Developers and Contractors:

  • Gain a smart unit electricity metering system at no cost.
  • Lower development costs.
  • Meet the unit-metering regulations for new buildings.
  • Have distribution equipment operated and maintained by Hydro Ottawa.
  • Establish one account for common areas and separate accounts for each suite. This may facilitate a change in bill structure, driving more cost savings.
  • Reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
  • Earn a solid reputation as a green developer, and potentially earn credits towards green building certifications.

Building owners and condo corporations:

  • Gain a smart unit electricity metering system at no cost.
  • Have distribution equipment operated and maintained by Hydro Ottawa.
  • Hold one account for common areas and separate accounts for each suite. This may facilitate a change in bill structure, driving more cost savings.
  • Lower your overall electricity consumption and operating expenses
  • Have meter reporting, billing, collections, meter maintenance, and ongoing customer service provided by Hydro Ottawa.
  • Reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
  • Earn a solid reputation as a green property.

Tenants and condo owners:

  • Control electricity usage and costs.
  • Only pay for your own electricity.
  • Billed Hydro Ottawa rates which are transparent and regulated by the Ontario Energy Board.
  • Become Hydro Ottawa customers and receive the same full support and services provided to more than 330,000 customers every day.
  • Receive access to Hydro Ottawa’s leading-edge mobile app and advanced online account tools.
  • Take advantage of energy conservation programs.

Tenants and condo owners:

  • Control electricity usage and costs.
  • Only pay for the electricity used.
  • Billed Hydro Ottawa rates which are transparent and regulated by the Ontario Energy Board.
  • Become Hydro Ottawa customers, and receive the same full support and services provided to more than 330,000 customers every day.
  • Receive access to Hydro Ottawa’s leading-edge mobile app and advanced online account tools
  • Take advantage of energy conservation programs.

Implementation

For new multi-unit residential buildings, once your electrical design is completed by your engineering company, including your metering specifications, Hydro Ottawa will approve and install a system that's right for your building. For existing multi-unit residential buildings, we begin with an initial assessment, then design and install a system that's right for your building. Provided the system meets the minimum requirements of a standard offer, Hydro Ottawa installs the unit-metering equipment at no additional cost

To further explore the opportunity of working with Hydro Ottawa on your latest condo or apartment building project, call Christopher Ralph today at: 613-738-5499 ext. 7028.

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