Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited

July 27, 2011 11:45 ET

Hydro Ottawa, Enbridge Work Together to Promote Energy-Efficiency

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 27, 2011) - Hydro Ottawa is offering substantial incentives for energy efficient construction projects through a newly available conservation program.

This program is in its second generation and provides financial incentives and design assistance for building owners and design decision makers who exceed the minimum efficiency standards specified in the Ontario Building Code. The High Performance New Construction program (HPNC) will be delivered by Enbridge Gas Distribution on behalf of Hydro Ottawa.

"In addition to these incentives, building owners will benefit from lower long-term operating costs and enhanced comfort for the occupants," said Roger Marsh, Chief Energy Management Officer of the Hydro Ottawa Group of Companies. "We are confident that together with Enbridge, we will demonstrate that it pays to go above and beyond when investing in energy efficiency."

Eligible projects include new construction or major renovations of office buildings, industrial buildings, retail spaces, multi-residential buildings, housing complexes, colleges, universities, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, hotels and motels.

"Enbridge is proud to collaborate with Hydro Ottawa to deliver the HPNC program on their behalf to the Ottawa area," said Paul Green, Director, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "As a leader in promoting and delivering energy efficiency programs, we're excited to be able to inform and encourage Hydro Ottawa customers of the value of incorporating natural gas and electric energy efficiency measures early in their construction plans."

Enbridge Gas Distribution has a wealth of knowledge and experience with the original HPNC program, which Enbridge has delivered since 2008. For additional information on High Performance New Construction program, visit hydroottawa.com or call 1-888-672-4762.

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., is the third largest municipal electricity distribution company in the province. Hydro Ottawa is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to more than 300,000 residential and business customers in the city of Ottawa and the village of Casselman.

About Enbridge

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company and delivers the HPNC program on behalf of Hydro Ottawa. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2011 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.

Contact Information

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

    Chris Meyer, Enbridge Gas Distribution
    416-753-6626
    chris.meyer@enbridge.com