Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited
VoltR Energy Technologies Inc.

VoltR Energy Technologies Inc.

December 22, 2006 11:49 ET

Hydro Ottawa Limited Trial of Leading Edge Energy Conservation Technology Exceeds Expectations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 22, 2006) - Hydro Ottawa today announced impressive electricity savings resulting from a recently completed pilot project. The trial tested Adaptivolt™ technology, designed to increase the efficiency of the distribution network, at one of Hydro Ottawa's electrical distribution substations in Ottawa's west end.

The technology works by automatically controlling the voltage being distributed on all feeders leaving the substation, resulting in more efficient delivery of electricity to the end-user. By improving the voltage regulation, Hydro Ottawa was able to save more than 3.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in a one-year period - enough to operate over 400 homes.

Hydro Ottawa Limited was the first local distribution company to embark on this type of project in Canada. Chief Operating Officer Norm Fraser said the trial outperformed expectations. "This project delivered more than double the anticipated kilowatt-hour savings. These gains in efficiency provide a direct benefit to ratepayers, because they help us to keep rates low."

Paul Dionne, President of VoltR Energy Technologies Inc., the Montreal based company that markets and sells AdaptiVolt™, stated, "Hydro Ottawa has demonstrated leadership and a willingness to explore new technologies to ensure the peak operating efficiency of their network." He also added, "other local distribution carriers in Ontario are currently deploying AdaptiVolt™ systems."

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., is the second largest municipal electricity distribution company in the province. Hydro Ottawa is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to more than 280,000 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, created to promote energy conservation to consumers, reduce the overall demand for electricity and most importantly build a conservation culture meant to last for years to come. www.hydroottawa.com

About VoltR Energy Technologies Inc.

VoltR Energy Technologies Inc. a Montreal based corporation, markets and sells the AdaptiVolt™ system technologies worldwide for PCS UtilitData, a Washington State corporation. VoltR Energy Technologies Inc. also provides expert services in Demand Side Management (DSM), automated Conservation Voltage Regulation (CVR) and Customer Relations Programs (CRP). www.voltr.ca

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