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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OWA’s 2016 Year in Review is now available

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OWA’s 2016 Year in Review is now available! OWA 2016 Year in Review (PDF) This issue features articles on: Federal Legislative Review and Reform; Importance of Community Engagement; Sustaining Existing Assets; Past meets the Present in the Electric City; The Power of Water Canada Conference; Incorporating Sustainability into LTEP; Solving the Knowledge to Practice Gap; and The […]

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