OWA 2017 Fall Newsletter RENEW

October 12, 2017 Welcome to RENEW, a quarterly publication of the Ontario Waterpower Association. With the next provincial election now less than a year away, electricity policies and politics will come into sharper focus. This issue celebrates yet another successful industry/First Nation partnership in the commissioning of the Peter Sutherland Sr. facility in northeastern Ontario. It […]

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OWA Updates Ontario’s Waterpower Inventories

    Assessments Undertaken for Remote Communities and MNRF Dams (October 2, 2017 – Toronto) The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to announce the completion of two initiatives designed to improve the analysis and assessment of waterpower potential in Ontario.  The first, undertaken by Hatch Ltd, updates the “Northern Hydro Assessment”, prepared for the […]

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Swift River unveils plans for new power plant at North Bala Falls

Portage part of company’s plan for Bala MUSKOKA LAKES — The company behind the hydro project at Bala Falls has now released illustrations of its plant — and they include a park and portage. “This project is really about restoration and modernization,” said Frank Belerique, vice-president of Swift River Energy Ltd., in a media release. […]

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OWA statement on potential deal with Hydro Quebec

      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 […]

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OWA 2017 Summer Newsletter RENEW

  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 […]

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OWA Spring 2017 Newsletter – RENEW

Welcome to RENEW – a quarterly publication of the Ontario Waterpower Association. This edition celebrates Ontario’s proud history of waterpower. With the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Ontario 150 Program, the OWA will be undertaking public outreach and education featuring the almost forty (40) facilities that have been providing reliable, affordable […]

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Expanding Waterpower Education in Ontario

Over the past several years, the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has invested significant resources, including the addition of my role as Communications and Public Relations Advisor, toward the education of the public and youth throughout the Canadian province of Ontario. Through direct face-to-face educational initiatives, the waterpower industry and water educational partners are growing the […]

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Companies increasing energy storage developments as renewables grow

CALGARY – “The rise of renewable power has created a need for energy storage that companies are fulfilling with underwater balloons, multi-tonne flywheels and decades-old designs. “Where renewables go, storage will follow,” said John Wright, project manager at Northland Power. The need for energy storage comes from the temporary and sometimes unpredictable nature of renewable […]

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Ecofish Research Ltd. Enhances Environmental Capabilities

“We are pleased to announce that ECODynamic Solutions Inc. (EDS), a leading environmental construction monitoring firm located in Courtenay, B.C., has merged with Ecofish Research Ltd. effective January 2017. EDS are recognized experts in construction environmental management and monitoring. Over the past decade, this reputable company has provided responsive, practical and cost-effective service to dozens […]

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