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.
Local water-power company expands green energy portfolio
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.
Speedier – Smart, Proactive, Enabled Energy Distribution
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
Huntsville to get six EV charging stations
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
Haliburton Solar and Wind
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.
North Branch Muskoka River – Power Generation
Hydroelectric power generation has occurred on the Muskoka River watershed since the late 1800s. The watershed originates on the western slopes of Algonquin Provincial Park and extends southwesterly for a distance of some 210 km to Georgian Bay. The watershed encompasses an area of approximately 5,100 km². Bracebridge Generation has four facilities on the North Branch Muskoka River from High Falls to Bracebridge Falls.
High Falls GS | Wilson’s Falls GS | Bird’s Mill Dam | Bracebridge Falls GS |
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.