About Us

The Waterpower Working Group was established in 2004 to:

  • Provide advice and assistance to Government with respect to the Waterpower Site Release and Development Review Policy;
  • Foster collaboration and cooperation between Aboriginal communities, Government and Industry with regard to the development of new waterpower sites in Ontario;
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the value of waterpower production in achieving Ontario’s renewable energy targets; and
  • Work in collaboration to build capacity within the waterpower working group partners and among those who have an interest in participating in the development of waterpower opportunities.

The Waterpower Working Group includes representation from Aboriginal organizations, the provincial government, the federal government and industry. 

The group has worked on several initiatives designed to assist Aboriginal communities in becoming partners in, or proponents of, waterpower development opportunities.

Northern Hydro Assessment of Waterpower Potential

  Executive Summary: Northern Hydro Assessment of Waterpower Potential in the Far North of Ontario (pdf)

  View potential sites with the Google Earth Tool (kmz)
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  Waterpower Potential Study Area and Maps (pdf) (9MB) 



RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis. Click here to download RETScrren. 

Our Heritage - Our Future The Kapuskasing River Waterpower Project

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