Ear to the River Survey Results

  The Ontario Waterpower Association was pleased to partner with the Hydropower Foundation and Kleinschmidt Associates in 2021 to create a new annual survey of the North American hydroelectric industry- Ear to the River. The survey is intended to help hydro owners understand what other owners are doing and thinking across North America – it […]

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Minister of Energy Directs Programs for Re-Contracting Existing Hydroelectric Facilities

Investment Climate for Made in Ontario Waterpower Improved (January 31, 2022 – Peterborough, Ontario) On Friday January 28, the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Energy, issued a Directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) which, once implemented, can help boost investment across Ontario’s waterpower sector. The Directive specifically recognizes that hydroelectric facilities of all […]

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Province to Investigate New Hydroelectric Opportunities in Northern Ontario

On January 20, the Ministry of Energy asked Ontario Power Generation (OPG), working with the Ontario Waterpower Association, to update previous evaluations of hydroelectric potential in northern Ontario and to engage Northern and Indigenous communities. The province has specifically recognized the role that new hydroelectric generation can play in addressing the growing long-term electricity needs […]

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Ontario Celebrates Waterpower Day on June 20th

For immediate release Renewed investment could support 5,000 jobs   June 18, 2021 – Peterborough – The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is preparing for the annual “Waterpower Day” event this Sunday, June 20th, in recognition of the birth of Sir Adam Beck, fittingly the father of hydroelectricity in Ontario.  Municipal “Community Champions” from across the […]

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