Member Value: A Key Focus of the Ontario Waterpower Association

By Janelle Bates, Director, Membership Relations and Events, Ontario Waterpower Association A core objective identified in the Ontario Waterpower Association’s (OWA) new Strategic Plan “Re-investing and Re-inventing” is a renewed and direct focus on providing member value. As such, the Association has developed and implemented new member software and educational initiatives and expanded the annual […]

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Heart of Ontario Cottage Country is Home to Waterpower

The Electric History of the City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton The City of Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton are known to many in the province as Central Ontario’s tourist and cottage destination. This area has abundant forests, lakes and beautiful outdoor scenery. Kawartha Lakes is the second largest single-tier municipality in […]

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Water Management and Waterpower

Waterpower facilities are distributed across the province and provide many local, regional and provincial benefits. There are 224 operating waterpower facilities in Ontario, with a total installed capacity of approximately 9,000 megawatts (MW). Water levels are controlled by a series of dams and weirs. Responsibility for managing surface water will depend on where you are […]

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Quinte West: Over 100 Years of Harnessing the Power of Falling Water

A look at the City of Quinte West’s Numerous Waterpower Facilities By: Stephanie Landers, Manager, Community Relations and Public Outreach at the Ontario Waterpower Association The City of Quinte West, Ontario is located right in between Toronto and Ottawa along highway 401. With a population of roughly 44,000, it is a stunning region enriched with […]

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Peterborough Waterpower: A Rich History and Solution for the Future

Waterpower is at the Core of Peterborough, Ontario’s Community Success By: Stephanie Landers, Manager, Community Relations and Public Outreach at the Ontario Waterpower Association Being a resident or visitor to the City and County of Peterborough (Peterborough), it is easy to be aware of the abundance of waterways and lakes in the area. The community […]

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