Quick Facts Table


Waterpower Projects

Contract price

≤ 10 MW: 13.1 ¢/kWh

> 10 MW ≤ 50MW: 12.2 ¢/kWh

Length of contract

40 years

Escalation percentage

Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) indexation to contract milestone commercial operation date

Peak performance factor

1.35 for all peak hours and 0.90 for all off-peak hours

Average lead time

4 to 5 years

Contacts for getting connected to provincial grid

  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Local distribution company
  • Independent Electrical System Operator
  • Electrical Safety Authority 

Industry associations and government

For information on the Green Energy Act, visit the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MEI).

For information on waterpower technology from an industry association, visit the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA).

For information on developing waterpower on Crown lands, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

For information on renewable energy approvals, visit the Ministry of the Environment (MOE)


Table courtesy of Ontario Power Authority