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 Releases Waterpower History Catalogue as part of Ontario 150 Celebrations

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 […]

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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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Waterpower History Celebrated for Canada’s 150th – OWA to Participate in Ontario Community Celebration Program

      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 […]

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Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station on New Post Creek Completed

The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule and on budget. Read more… […]

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