Hydroelectricity is Canada’s most abundant source of clean and renewable energy. With 60% of Canada’s electricity supply generated from waterpower, it’s fair to say hydro plays a big role in powering our lives.
Locally, within Ontario’s provincial borders, and even here in our nation’s capital, it has been providing clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for more than a century. At Hydro Ottawa, we continue to invest in maintaining our system and increasing our capacity to meet the growing electricity needs of our communities and city.
Let’s take a look at some quick facts about hydroelectricity.