Waterpower Project Expansion Completed on the Mississippi River


OWA celebrates official Grand Opening of the Enerdu Generating Station


(April 27th – Almonte, ON) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Enerdu Power Systems Ltd. on the completion of the Enerdu Generation Station. OWA, community supporters and industry partners joined in on the celebration of the grand opening of the facility on Friday April 27th, 2018 in Almonte Ontario. This upgraded facility will supply renewable reliable energy to for decades to come.

“Enerdu Power Systems Ltd. is to be commended for the completion of this project,” said Paul Norris, President of Ontario Waterpower Association. “This is a great example of the opportunities that exist across the province to expand the contribution of waterpower to provide economic, environmental and reliable energy benefits for present and future generations”.

In order to maximize the waterpower potential of the Mississippi River at Almonte, Enerdu Power Systems Ltd. constructed a new powerhouse to accommodate larger turbines and to increase the plant’s generating capacity by seventy percent (70%).

Photo: Front Page Media Group

Canadian Hydro Components Ltd. (OWA member) provided water-to-wire equipment. The generators were custom designed to connect directly to the turbine shaft using the pit wall as the generator shell. The direct connect feature eliminates the need for gearbox connection and provides better efficiency while decreasing costs.

“Ontario will need more and more reliable electricity within a decade”, added Norris. “More waterpower projects like this should begin now to help meet those requirements”


For more information on Enerdu Power Systems Ltd., visit: www.enerdu.ca

For more information on the Ontario Waterpower Association, visit: www.owa.ca

To schedule interviews, or for pictures of the event or generating stations, contact:

Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Relations Advisor
Ontario Waterpower Association
866-743-1500 ext. 25