The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is a not-for-profit, member-based organization promoting the sustainable development of waterpower resources in Ontario. Since 2001 the OWA has been representing the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry. To date, membership has grown to over 150 organizations. Our membership includes generators, engineering firms, environmental consultants, legal, project financing and insurance firms, Indigenous communities, and other organizations, all sharing the common interest of advancing waterpower in Ontario.


Waterpower is valued by governments, communities and citizens for the electricity, economic environmental and social contributions it makes to the province and as a catalyst for Ontario’s transition to the achievement of Climate Change objectives.


Inform public policy and public opinion to maintain, enhance and build investment opportunities for members of our industry in the communities and regions of Ontario within which they work.


To sustain and enhance the significant contributions of
Ontario’s existing waterpower assets.

To provide new opportunities for waterpower development
and industry growth across the province