Amid a growing number of retirements facing the company, Hydro Ottawa continues to be regarded as a best employer for those in the earlier stages of their careers. For the fourth year in a row, the utility in the Nation’s Capital has been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
Recognizing that the weather is expected to get colder overnight, Hydro Ottawa is working with the City of Ottawa to ensure that residents affected by power outages get the help they need. The City of Ottawa has opened two warming centres where residents can seek shelter.
Hydro Ottawa crews will work throughout the night to restore power to our customers affected by this winter storm. Last night’s freezing rain and snow, coupled with today’s winds, have damaged electrical equipment in more than one hundred locations.
We can all remember a time when the lights have gone out. Maybe we woke up to the alarm clock flashing or had to trade the brightness of a lamp for the glow of candlelight over dinner. Many Ottawans, especially, can remember clearly a more severe time when they were without power for weeks during the ice storm in the winter of 1998.
Daniel SéguinManager, Media and Public Affairs