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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Stories from a Descendant of the Beck Family

Stories from a Descendant of the Beck Family – On June 20th, we celebrate Waterpower Day. This date and the Beck family symbolizes many things – first and foremost it was chosen because it is the birthdate of Sir Adam Beck. Sir Adam Beck was a Canadian politician and waterpower advocate who founded the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of […]

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