Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa

April 20, 2012 08:00 ET

Hydro Ottawa Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 20, 2012) - Hydro Ottawa is honoured to be distinguished as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes Canadian employers that are exceptional in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations.

Hydro Ottawa received the award for reducing our impact on the environment, generating renewable electricity and actively promoting sustainable energy use in our community.

"It is our responsibility not only to provide electricity, but also to help people use our product efficiently - which saves money on their bills, and helps protect the environment," said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. "I'm proud to say that Ottawa has embraced our challenge to conserve, and together we are making a significant difference."

Ottawa residents and businesses have saved more than 500 million kilowatt-hours over the past six years through participating in Hydro Ottawa's energy conservation programs. That's the equivalent of taking more than 52,000 homes off the grid for a year.

A panel of independent judges from MediaCorp, Canada's largest publisher of employment periodicals, evaluated applicants in terms of: (1) the unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed; (2) the extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization's own environmental footprint; (3) the degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills; and (4) the extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they attract new people to the organization.

The 2012 winners were announced in a special editorial feature in the Globe and Mail this morning. This information, as well as a detailed explanation of why each company was selected, is also available on the job search engine www.eluta.ca.

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.

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