Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

November 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Hydro Ottawa to Host "Powerful Alternatives" Energy Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2008) - Ottawa's premiere energy and conservation symposium hosted by Hydro Ottawa and presenting sponsor Enbridge Gas Distribution, will be held at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre on November 26th and November 27th. This year's conference will focus on alternative energy solutions in electricity generation, with insight into other issues ranging from system reliability to energy-efficient HVAC systems.

Along with a distinguished line-up of guest speakers from across the industry, including representatives from Ontario's energy-governing bodies, attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with industry experts through a number of interactive sessions or on the trade show floor.

"Hydro Ottawa is committed to promoting environmentally-friendly energy strategies," said Rosemarie Leclair, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies. "The 'Powerful Alternatives' conference will give our industry peers and key customers a unique opportunity to discuss exciting new developments in green energy production and consumption-reducing technologies."

The conference will kick off early tomorrow and continue until Thursday afternoon. This year's symposium will feature a reception to honour the first 12 "Companies for Conservation" award winners, as Hydro Ottawa celebrates the first year of this program that recognizes local businesses' outstanding commitments to electricity conservation and consumption management.

Guy Newsham's Thursday keynote address on conservation through light fixture dimming is anticipated to be a conference highlight. Throughout his 15 years of work with the National Research Council, Newsham has published more than 100 articles on his research involving indoor environments, and he is expected to present new findings from the council that can help customers conserve power through lighting.

Powerful Alternatives 2008 is targeted to over 100 of Hydro Ottawa's largest customers. This diverse group of commercial electricity users accounts for approximately 35 per cent of Ottawa's total electricity demand, and includes high tech companies, retail organizations, hospitals, universities and colleges, government departments, and a range of other commercial clients.

For more information about the Powerful Alternatives conference, please visit http://www.hydroottawa.com/conference2008.

About Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., is the second largest municipal electricity company in the province. Hydro Ottawa is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to more than 287,000 residential and business customers in the city of Ottawa and the village of Casselman. Hydro Ottawa is proud to be a founding member of powerWISE®, a program developed in partnership with the Ontario Government and five other electricity distribution companies to promote energy conservation to consumers, reduce the overall demand for electricity and build a conservation culture meant to last for years to come.

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