December 22, 2012 16:51 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2012) - Two Hydro Ottawa crews, comprised of seven employees, are leaving today to assist with storm recovery efforts in the upper Ottawa Valley and Western Quebec. While 1,700 Hydro Ottawa customers primarily in Goulbourn, Barrhaven, North Kanata, and Beechwood, were impacted by the same storm, our crews successfully restored power late yesterday allowing Hydro Ottawa to respond to requests for assistance from neighbouring utilities.
One crew will be dispatched to Arnprior to help Hydro One address outages in the upper Ottawa Valley. A second crew will head to Gatineau where they will assist Hydro Quebec address areas in greatest need in Gatineau, Papineauville and the Laurentians. Hydro Quebec has approximately 100,000 customers without power.
The Hydro Ottawa contingent will be providing assistance to Hydro One and Hydro Quebec over the next few days.
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 305,000 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.
Susan BarrettManager, Community Relations and Special ProjectsHydro OttawaMedia pager: 613 221-0063
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