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Waterpower is Ontario’s most reliable renewable energy sources and has been the backbone of the
province’s electricity supply for over a century. 24% of Ontario’s energy supply comes from this
affordable, reliable and sustainable energy source.

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What is Waterpower?

Be part of the collective and trusted voice for waterpower

Since 2001 the Ontario Waterpower Association has been representing the common and collective
interests of the waterpower industry. To date our membership has grown to over 140 member companies
and includes 95% of all Ontario waterpower generators and the product and service providers who support them.

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The OWA is the central hub for high quality information and education on waterpower in Ontario.

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Join the more than 150 member companies and the growing voice for waterpower in Ontario!

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The OWA is proud to be the proponent for the Class EA for Waterpower.

2022 Year in Review NOW AVAILABLE!

The Year in Review is published annually by the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) and features updates from the Association as well as guest articles on exciting innovations and advancements in the waterpower industry. Click here to read this year’s publication.

Since 2001, the Ontario Waterpower Association has hosted the annual Power of Water Canada (POWC) Technical Conference and Trade Show. This event has grown to be the largest annual gathering and reunion of the hydroelectric industry with more than 400 delegates and 60 exhibitors. The POWC features numerous networking opportunities and educational sessions focused on technical, operational and policy topics. It’s time to gather again in Niagara!

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2022 Year in Review NOW AVAILABLE!

The Year in Review is published annually by the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) and features updates from the Association as well as guest articles from OWA member regarding the latest innovations and advancements in the waterpower industry. Click here to read...

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Province Boosts Investment Confidence in Waterpower Industry

Minister Graydon Smith Announces Modernized Tenure for Hydroelectric Facilities on Provincial Crown Land    December 2, 2022 – South River, ON – Today, the Honourable Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, joined the Ontario Waterpower...

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Upcoming Events

Electricity Human Resources Canada Awards of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
February 16, 2023

Waterpower Week in Washington
Washington, D.C.
May 8-10, 2023

Power of Water Canada Conference
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
May 29-31, 2023

Value of Biogas East Conference
April 25-26, 2023
Toronto, ON

HydroVision
July 11-13, 2023
Charlotte, NC

Canadian Dam Association
Winnipeg, MB
October 22-25, 2023

Clean Currents 
Cincinnati, Ohio
October 10-13, 2023

Electricity Transformation Canada
Calgary, Alberta
October 24-25, 2023

2023 World Hydropower Congress
Bali, Indonesia
October 31-November 2, 2023