A collection of resources in, and serving, the Muskoka region. Please check in regularly as this will change as more are added to the list.
Bracebridge (Lakeland) Generation Limited has purchased the Wasdell Falls generation station in Washago, its largest acquisiton to date.
Since 2005, Lakeland has invested $70 million in clean electricity production by acquiring seven water-power plants. Total electrical production is 19.25 megawatts, able at full capacity to feed 19,800 homes with clean energy. This is what community power looks like. From Muskoka Region. Read story.
Lakeland Generation Ltd. is a subsidiary company of Lakeland Holding Ltd. whose shareholders include the municipalities of Bracebridge, Burk’s Falls, Huntsville, Magnetawan, Parry Sound and Sundridge. On October 5, 1894 the Bracebridge Village Council purchased a water power generating plant to supply electricity to the community and in so doing made Bracebridge the pioneer in municipal hydro-electric generation in Canada. The generator was 84 kilowatts and housed in the building which still stands at Bird’s Mill. Today, we operate 11 waterpower generating plants in 6 watersheds from Bancroft to Parry Sound.
Bala Generating Station – Powering Muskoka
The Bala Generating Station is a 4.7 MW run of a river water power plant located in Bala, the Township of Muskoka Lakes, Ontario. Every year, we generate enough electricity to power 2000 homes locally. The project has a low environmental footprint and was built at the site of an old power station that existed from 1924-1972. Electricity from the power plant supplies the local grid in Muskoka. The power is produced and consumed locally.
The objective of this project is to create a Smart, Proactive, Enabled, Energy Distribution – Intelligently, Efficiently and Responsive (SPEEDIER) grid that builds towards a net zero smart community in the Town of Parry Sound. This is a unique opportunity where a rural municipality of 6,000 residents is pledging to be net zero in partnership with Bracebridge Generation.
Find the Muskoka Drawdown podcast episode about this project – here
THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION PROJECT OF THIS SCOPE IN CANADA
EV charging in Muskoka
At its February 27 meeting, Huntsville council agreed to enter into a 12-year lease with Lakeland Solutions for six parking spaces at its High Street parking lot (behind Town Hall) for the creation of electric vehicle charging stations…
The stations are expected to be available in the fall of 2024, with possible expansion in the future.
Coming to a place near you:
Charge Hub – find all the public charging station locations in
Canada and the United States on an interactive map – here
July 24, 2022 – On a recent trip to Toronto we gave our Chevy Bolt a boost at one of the new Flo Fast Chargers at The Cookstown Outlet Mall. – 60% to 80% or energy used to drive 86km. 20 minutes $7.97 (5x the cost of charging at home) – Convenient and even at that price, cheaper than gas for a comparable ICE vehicle. – Len
A full-service electrical contractor offering off-grid home electrical services. “Off-grid? GridZero? Not sure? We’ll work with you to create your vision with a custom plan to help you reach energy independence in Ontario.”
Lake of Bays Renewable Energy Co-Op – LOBREC
A not-for-profit renewable energy co-operative. Our goal is to bring community owned renewable energy projects to Lake of Bays for the benefit of the community as a whole.