The newly refurbished 29-megawatt hydroelectric facility is really taking shape just 1.5 kms away from Parliament Hill. The Energy Ottawa project is to be completely below grade and have no visual impact to the public.
The Chaudiere Falls facility is Canada’s oldest hydroelectric station in operation and when complete will welcome public access with a spectacular pedestrian bridge crossing currently in place. Two of the oldest buildings on site will also be preserved and resurrected for use along side the walls of the power station.
“I am pleased that Hydro Ottawa is increasing its supply of green renewable energy.” noted Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson. Upon completion in 2017, Hydro Ottawa will own 100 per cent of this facility and produce green power for 20,000 homes.