Why are we celebrating Ontario Waterpower Day this Sunday? My great-grandfather, Sir Adam Beck, the founder of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario, was born on June 20th, and thanks to the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) we celebrate Waterpower Day on his birthdate. Happy Birthday, SAB!
Thanks to Sir Adam Beck's unselfish vision that Ontario's water is 'For The People', Ontario’s waterpower today represents 25% of the province’s energy supply and 76% of Ontario’s renewable energy supply.
To learn more about the history of the Beck family, dating back to the early 1800s and how Sir Adam Beck got the innovative initiative for Ontario to be the most inexpensive and largest hydroelectric facility in the world in the early 1900's click the following link -
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