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Stories and features on what’s happening at Hydro Ottawa, in our industry and in our community. Visit often to get the latest.
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Solar panels

Is energy storage the answer to net zero?

June 29, 2022

Storage, by definition, is the act of preserving something for future use. Charge now, use later.

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An enthusiastic volunteer jumps into the air at the tree planting event

Shining a light on Tree Canada

June 29, 2022

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  ~Warren Buffet, A

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Hydro workers overseeing the arrival of new hydro poles

Derecho: Our biggest storm yet

June 29, 2022

With winds up to 190 km/h, the powerful derecho storm that devastated Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, left a trail of destructio

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A woman looks out a window at a lightning storm

Don’t be thunderstruck by summer storms

June 21, 2022

Ottawa’s largest machine is our city’s electricity grid.

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A blue visual effect highlights the Ring Dam at Chaudière Falls on the Ottawa River

Waterpower is Ottawa's blue battery

May 17, 2022

Canada’s oldest hydroelectric generating station that’s still in operation today was commissioned right here in the nation’s

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workers in crisis

How utilities prepare for emergencies

May 13, 2022

When powering more than 353,000 homes and businesses for the capital city of a G7 country, the pressure is always on for us

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