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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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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