Energy & Power
Green light for new 29MW facility at Chaudière Falls generation station
By Alyssa Dalton
March 11, 2014 – Hydro Ottawa has been awarded a 40-year contract to expand Chaudière Falls through the construction of a new 29MW facility, which it says will generate enough energy to power 20,000 homes for a year.
Development of the new facility will create upwards of 150 jobs, and will increase Hydro Ottawa’s hydroelectric capacity to 58MW. It plans to start construction in 2015.
“Waterpower is a vital component of Ontario’s clean energy supply mix. The Chaudière Falls facility will contribute to Ontario’s clean, modern and reliable electricity system while creating local jobs and increasing revenue for Hydro Ottawa,” said Bob Chiarelli, Ontario energy minister.
“Investing in clean, sustainable and innovative growth opportunities with our customer top-of-mind is paramount for Hydro Ottawa,” added Bryce Conrad, president and CEO, Hydro Ottawa. “This exciting expansion project will provide reliable, clean electricity for the province for years to come while contributing to sustainable energy production and job growth in Ottawa.”