An artist rendering of The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus, showing the exterior of the main building at dusk.

An exterior view of the new hospital during winter. (Artist rendering, subject to change)

The Ottawa Hospital and Hydro Ottawa partner on innovative new central utility plant


The Ottawa Hospital and Hydro Ottawa are thrilled to announce a partnership to build an energy efficient central utility plant to support TOH’s state-of-the-art new hospital and advance sustainable energy generation in Ottawa.

TOH President and CEO Cameron Love and Hydro Ottawa President and CEO Bryce Conrad have signed a memorandum of understanding to move forward with planning and construction of the new plant.

The new central utility plant will support emergency power, heating, cooling, steam, and domestic hot water requirements for the new hospital. Its high-efficiency design will implement innovative technology to lower TOH’s overall carbon footprint, with a focus on electrifying thermal loads. The plant will be capable of supplying the new hospital with enough power to ensure that the systems that support patient health and safety will remain operational throughout disruptions to the normal power grid.

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