Water Management and Waterpower

Waterpower facilities are distributed across the province and provide many local, regional and provincial benefits. There are 224 operating waterpower facilities in Ontario, with a total installed capacity of approximately 9,000 megawatts (MW). Water levels are controlled by a series of dams and weirs. Responsibility for managing surface water will depend on where you are […]

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Quinte West: Over 100 Years of Harnessing the Power of Falling Water

A look at the City of Quinte West’s Numerous Waterpower Facilities By: Stephanie Landers, Manager, Community Relations and Public Outreach at the Ontario Waterpower Association The City of Quinte West, Ontario is located right in between Toronto and Ottawa along highway 401. With a population of roughly 44,000, it is a stunning region enriched with […]

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Peterborough Waterpower: A Rich History and Solution for the Future

Waterpower is at the Core of Peterborough, Ontario’s Community Success By: Stephanie Landers, Manager, Community Relations and Public Outreach at the Ontario Waterpower Association Being a resident or visitor to the City and County of Peterborough (Peterborough), it is easy to be aware of the abundance of waterways and lakes in the area. The community […]

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