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September 19, 2011 10:18 ET

Hydro Ottawa Commends Rideau Centre's Commitment to Conservation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - Hydro Ottawa recognized Rideau Centre with this month's Companies for Conservation award in recognition of the shopping centre's longstanding commitment to energy efficiency. Over the past 20 years, Rideau Centre has invested just under $3,000,000 in energy-saving upgrades including lighting retrofits, a building automation system and a cooling system upgrade.

"This downtown destination has proven that staying the course and continuously improving your energy efficiency pays off," said Roger Marsh, Hydro Ottawa's Chief Energy Management Officer. "I hope Rideau Centre's great results will inspire other businesses to take similar steps."

Rideau Centre's recent cooling system upgrade is expected to reduce the shopping centre's energy costs by more than $107,000 each year. The shopping centre received $180,000 in incentives for this project through the Ontario Power Authority's Retrofit Program, which is administered locally by Hydro Ottawa. This province-wide initiative provides partial funding to commercial, industrial, institutional and agricultural customers who complete energy efficiency retrofit projects at their facilities.

"Through efficient facility operations, we can remain competitive and continue to attract leading retailers to the shopping centre," says Cindy VanBuskirk, General Manager of Rideau Centre.

The Companies for Conservation program recognizes local companies or organizations for their innovative conservation projects. Electricity consumers both large and small can learn more about saving electricity, and the programs that can help them do so, by visiting www.hydroottawa.com/business/saveonenergy.

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 300,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

Contact Information

  • R. Susan Barrett
    A/ Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
    Hydro Ottawa
    Media Pager: (613) 221-0063