Waterpower Day

What is Waterpower?

Waterpower is the energy engine that built the province’s original economic prosperity and has been providing affordable, reliable, sustainable electricity for more than a century.

In addition, waterpower offers countless ancillary benefits. As a form of renewable energy, waterpower generation has minimal impact on the environment, while dams located at waterpower facilities assist in flood mitigation, water level stability for recreation, flow maintenance for dilution or habitat protection, and erosion control.

Embedded in dozens of villages, towns, Indigenous communities and cities across Ontario, and offering benefits for all, waterpower truly is the original community power.

Why Celebrate Waterpower Day?

Waterpower Day was established to recognize the history and importance of waterpower in Ontario as well as the role it continues to play more than 100 years after the first waterpower facility came online.  

June 20th was selected for Waterpower Day in recognition of Sir Adam Beck (born June 20, 1857), a Canadian politician and waterpower advocate who founded the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario and promoted “Power at Cost”.

 In countless towns and cities across the province, the very identity of the community is inextricably linked with the generation of electricity from falling water. That’s something worth celebrating.

Get Involved!

Celebrate the inaugural Waterpower Day with us by spreading the word on social media! Select from the pre-drafted content below or share your own using the hashtag #WaterpowerDay

Also follow the OWA on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn and be sure to like, comment and retweet. 

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The inaugural #WaterpowerDay in #Ontario is June 20th. Help us celebrate the province’s most affordable, reliable and sustainable #electricity asset — #waterpower! Learn more: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U 

 

In countless towns and cities across the province, the very identity of the community is inextricably linked with the generation of electricity from falling water. Celebrate the history of #waterpower on #WaterpowerDay, June 20th: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U

 

Help us celebrate #WaterpowerDay in #Ontario on June 20th! Learn more: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U #Waterpower

 

Fact: #Waterpower was responsible for the #electrification of #Ontario and is the energy engine that built the province’s original economic prosperity. Celebrate #WaterpowerDay on June 20th: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U

 

Fact: #Waterpower provides the people of #Ontario and its businesses with the most value for the least cost. On June 20th, help us support #WaterpowerDay in Ontario: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U

 

Fact: Embedded in dozens of villages, towns, Indigenous communities and cities across #Ontario, #waterpower truly is the original #community power. Celebrate #WaterpowerDay with us on June 20th: http://ow.ly/GynW50uDA4U

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