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Transmission towers and distribution hydro poles run along a rural road in South-Nepean

Power planning for the future: Near and far(haven)

July 20, 2021

Barrhaven...or as some locals affectionately call it: Far Haven, was once a small rural neighbourhood in the City of Nepean

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electrical-transmission-lines

A journey through the grid: From creation to you

June 16, 2021

Akin to the longstanding Canadian television series “How it’s Made,” we’re about to take you on an electric adventure to und

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A woman looks out a window at a lightning storm

Don’t be thunderstruck by summer storms

June 16, 2021

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

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Cars and trucks drive on a busy highway covered with smog

The coalition to end coal in Ontario

June 16, 2021

It wasn’t that long ago that smog warnings, acid rain and air pollution caused a host of environmental and human health prob

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Aerial view of Chaudière Falls hydroelectric site

Discover Chaudière Falls: Where Ottawa’s past and future unite

May 18, 2021

For more than a century, one of our National Capital Region’s most beautiful and sacred sites was industrialized, fenced off

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substation

The (not so) secret life of power stations

May 18, 2021

In case you’ve ever walked, biked or driven past one of our substations, peered through the chainlink fencing, and wondered,

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