Hydro Ottawa uses Quadra for Electrical Utility Job Cost Estimating

Hydro Ottawa manages a very large and complex distribution system. They have created hundreds of design standards to ensure their systems continue to run safely and efficiently. With all the complexity within their systems, it was the simplicity and ease of use of Quadra that they liked. Quadra can efficiently manage all of Hydro Ottawa’s complex and dynamic design assemblies and integrate into its ERP for real-time pricing of materials.

“After a pretty thorough review of the Project Estimating solutions available to utilities in Ontario, Hydro Ottawa selected Quadra for its Estimating and Quoting Automation needs. Quadra is being used by a number of Ontario LDC’s and after a number of site visits to the Ontario LDC’s we were convinced that the solution would work well for us! We maintain hundreds of complex design assemblies and we needed a solution that both accommodated our dynamic assemblies but also integrated into our Job Cost and Inventory systems. Quadra can do both!”

The software implementation was straightforward and the ERTH team has helped us create and verify our hundreds of design assemblies. Immediately following ‘go-live’, users were comfortable using the software due to the thorough on-site training given by ERTH’s knowledgeable reps. Although only utilizing Quadra strictly for estimating purposes, we’re certainly looking to explore & harness Quadra’s extensive Project Management capabilities to aid in streamlining our design, estimating and approval processes.”

Tom Corriveau, Active Supervisor, Distribution Design for Hydro Ottawa

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third-largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 330,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa’s largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.