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Hydroelectricity – Falling for the power of water

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How does water produce electricity and why is it such a great source of power?

In Ontario, we have an abundance of water that we use to create clean, renewable, low-cost power. But how exactly does water turn into electricity?

We break down the basics of hydroelectricity in this video.

Did you know?

25% of Ontario's power

comes from hydro stations

66 hydro stations

are owned and operated by OPG in Ontario

2 million

homes powered by Sir Adam Beck II station alone

100+ years

is how long well-maintained hydro stations can operate safely