The Trusted Voice for the Waterpower Industry 

Since 2001, the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has been representing the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry. To date, our membership has grown to 140 member companies and includes waterpower generators, the product and service providers who support them, communities and individuals. The OWA has built a strong and respected reputation with all levels of government, and across all political parties.

By joining the OWA you will be part of the trusted voice for the waterpower industry and will share in our goals to sustain and enhance Ontario’s existing waterpower assets and to provide new opportunities for waterpower expansion in Ontario.

Why Join

Advocacy: Responsible advocacy is at the core of the OWA’s work on behalf of the industry, both with respect to existing assets and new opportunities. Advancing the economic prosperity of generating facilities necessarily benefits the broader industry that comprises OWA’s membership.

Leadership: Member companies are able to nominate, vote and stand for election for a seat on the Board of Directors. The OWA is structured as a “one member, one vote” organization, ensuring all member companies have an opportunity to serve in a leadership role.

Task Teams: Members are invited and encouraged to participate on policy Task Teams of direct interest to provide advice on current and emerging initiatives.

Networking: Membership to the OWA provides your organization with the opportunity to be part of of the waterpower community and build your network. As a OWA member you will be provided with exclusive access to other members and business opportunities.

Education: Get a competitive edge with exclusive member educational opportunities to events and online webinars. You will also have access to internal reports, surveys and other publications.

Discounts: Receive exclusive member only discounts on products, workshops, the annual POWC Conference, exhibit space, advertising and resource materials.

Membership Benefits and Rates

2022-2024 Strategic Plan – Gearing up for Growth

Membership to the OWA provides tremendous value to our organization. It allows us to connect with other generator members and product and service providers which assists us with the operations of our facilities.

Grant Hipgrave, President & CEO, Orillia Power Generation

Join Today! 

To join our growing association, a business, community, or other organization must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be the owner of a waterpower facility in Ontario
  • Be directly or indirectly involved in a business related to the Ontario waterpower industry
  • Support waterpower as an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy source

Membership to the OWA is by the member company, not by the individual. Under the umbrella of the member company, membership also includes all company employees.

Membership Application

Current Member List 

OWA has the most comprehensive listings of generators, developers, professionals and supply chain partners working in the waterpower industry in Ontario. Check out our current members list in the directory below.  

Membership Directory


For more information email or call 866-743-1500 ext. 23.