Energy Ottawa, a Hydro Ottawa subsidiary, is giving the public the unique opportunity to step inside Canada’s oldest operating hydroelectric generating station as part of Green Energy Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday October 3.
Hydro Ottawa is the largest municipally-owned producer of green energy in Ontario with a generation capacity of 79 megawatts. Commissioned in 1891 and refurbished and fully automated in 2001, the No. 2 Generating Station is Canada’s oldest surviving hydroelectric station still in operation. The construction of a new 29-megawatt (MW) facility at the Chaudière Falls location is underway.
From noon to 2pm, Energy Ottawa will welcome visitors to its Chaudière Falls Generating Station No. 2 for four back-to-back guided tours of the 124-year-old facility to discover how hydroelectricity was, and still is, produced.