Ontario's Doors Open Event to Once Again Feature Historic Waterpower Facility

Elliott Falls GS Open to the Public for Doors Open Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES, ON, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is pleased to be able to add a tour of the Elliott Falls Generating Station (GS) to the Ontario's Doors Open events in the Kawartha Lakes once again this year. The tour will be led by Bracebridge Generation, owner and operator of the Elliott Falls GS. The event takes place September 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Featuring waterpower in the Doors Open Ontario Campaign is a natural fit," said Paul Norris, President of the OWA. "Many Ontario communities were built around waterways and waterpower was their first source of electricity. These events provide the public with a unique opportunity to sneak a peek inside some historic gems and some brand new projects."

Bracebridge Generation is proud to add Elliott Falls GS to our growing portfolio as of May 2016.  Our company has been producing electricity since 1894 and currently owns and operates 9 hydroelectric generating stations in Central Ontario totalling over 12 megawatts.

The Elliott Falls GS is located in south-eastern Ontario on the Gull River just north of the town of Norland, Ontario. The site was originally developed at the beginning of the 20th century to supply power to a nearby cement factory. The plant was decommissioned in 1928. In 1988 the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources released the site for development as part of the government's initiative to encourage private development of small hydro sites.

The redeveloped facility was commissioned in 1990. The plant has a total capacity of 700 kW. There are many redevelopments taking place across the province, in support of the government's renewable energy objectives.

For more information on Doors Open Ontario, visit: www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

For more information on Bracebridge Generation, visit: www.bracebridgegeneration.com

For more information on the Ontario Waterpower Association, visit: www.owa.ca

SOURCE Ontario Waterpower Association

For further information: To schedule interviews, ask questions, or to obtain pictures from the event, contact: Stephanie Landers, slanders@owa.ca, Communications and Public Relations Advisor, Ontario Waterpower Association, 866-743-1500 ext. 25

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