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Hydro Ottawa formally joins North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group



January 24, 2016 – Hydro Ottawa has signed a formal agreement to become a member of the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group.

“Besides shelter and water, there is probably nothing more essential than electricity during a time of crisis—especially in a northeastern winter,” said Bryce Conrad, president & CEO.

Made up of 29 utilities from across northeastern Canada and the United States, NAMAG members agree to deliver not-for-profit utility assistance during times of crisis, explains Hydro Ottawa.

Designed to increase coordination of resources and support, NAMAG empowers participating utilities to quickly action mutual assistance plans to restore power whenever and wherever assistance is needed. NAMAG utilities represent about 36 million customers.

Mutual assistance agreements minimize financial risk for all members with a not-for-profit understanding with requesting utilities agreeing to reimburse responding companies for all expenses incurred when providing the assistance.

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