Waterpower in Ontario

by Laurence F. Moore, Ontario Ministry of Energy, Toronto, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


Ontario Hydro, a public utility, is responsible for the generation and transmission of almost all the electricity used in Ontario. In 1984 approximately 30% of Ontario's electricity was generated at Ontario Hydro's 70 operating hydroelectric stations. Opportunities exist for more large scale hydroelectric development. Much of the remaining capacity is in remote parts of the province where development is difficult. Ontario Hydro has 3,000 MW of new peak capacity under study in accessible areas. Approximately 900 MW of this may be developed by the year 2000. Private small hydro now accounts for 670 MW of generation in Ontario. The government of Ontario encourages the development of small hydro, and the federal government offers both tax incentives and support. The objective is to have 100 MW of new small hydro developed in Ontario by 1995.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Electric power | Power plants | Utilities | Federal government | Government | Taxation | Canada | Ontario

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