Hydro Ottawa crew installing an underground cable as part of the LRT project

Light Rail Transit Project

Hydro Ottawa is supporting the City’s LRT project, both ensuring the proper infrastructure is in place to provide the necessary electricity supply for the trains, as well as relocating existing infrastructure in order to accommodate LRT track and facilities.

Stage 1

In 2016, Hydro Ottawa provided permanent power to the Maintenance and Storage Facility, and a number of the LRT stations that include Blair, Cyrville and Tremblay. Energization of the remaining LRT stations is scheduled to be completed this year.

For updates on Stage 1 of the City’s LRT project, customers can visit ligneconfederationline.ca, or contact the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.

Stage 2

Hydro Ottawa is also supporting Stage 2 of the City’s LRT project for Confederation Line East/West and Trillium Line by planning electrical supply and relocation requirements for the planned alignment. 

Preparations are being made to relocate Hydro Ottawa underground and overhead infrastructure that could potentially intersect with the LRT system.

Hydro Ottawa is also planning the required system expansion of the distribution system to provide the required electrical capacity to the remaining LRT stations.

And as Stage 2 moves to the construction phase, Hydro Ottawa will implement system expansion and relocation work to support the project.

For updates on Stage 2 of the City’s LRT project, customers can visit stage2lrt.ca, or contact the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.