The Ontario Waterpower Association was pleased to partner with the Hydropower Foundation and Kleinschmidt Associates in 2021 to create a new annual survey of the North American hydroelectric industry- Ear to the River. The survey is intended to help hydro owners understand what other owners are doing and thinking across North America – it is FOR owners, BY owners.
This inaugural edition, released on March 29th, focused primarily on future markets for hydropower with over 30 companies surveyed across a variety of organizational types within the waterpower sector. Key findings show that “owners expect to see an increase in value for hydro due to it’s role in balancing other renewables” and “greater ancillary services market participation and continued investment in existing projects”. Read the full report to learn about the other key findings from the study.