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Waterpower History Celebrated for Canada’s 150th OWA Releases Catalogue Featuring Facilities over 100 Years Old (June 12, 2017 – Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is joining in the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary with the release of a catalogue featuring facilities that have operated for over 100 years. Support for this initiative is being […]
The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is joining in the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary with a series of tours of historic hydroelectric facilities across the province. Support for the events is being provided by Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program led by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Waterpower facilities are […]
OWA and Orillia Power Host Facility Tour (September 8th, 2017 – Minden, Ontario) In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) will be supporting Orillia Power’s public tour of the Minden Generation Station on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th, from 10am-4pm. Assistance for this initiative is being provided by Ontario […]
For immediate release (Toronto, August 8, 2017) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is expressing concern in response to a potential take or pay contractual arrangement with Hydro Quebec as reported earlier today. The agreement, if finalized, would present a significant challenge to continued investment in waterpower in Ontario. “Ontario’s existing waterpower facilities are […]
July 19, 2017 Welcome to RENEW, a quarterly publication of the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA). This issue features two active policy development initiatives that each could have significant implications for the industry. First, the IESO’s Market Renewal program has the potential to make fundamental structural changes to how electricity is valued, procured and dispatched in […]