Renewable Energy in Muskoka

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.

Speedier – Smart, Proactive, Enabled Energy Distribution
Parry Sound

Speedier

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

Coming to a place near you:
New – Fast Charge, south end of Gravenhurst in the Sobey’s parking lot.
Bank of Nova Scotia – Gravenhurst
Natural food Market -Bracebridge

Charge Hub – find all the public charging station locations in
Canada and the United States on an interactive map – here
Screen shot Feb 20, 2021 — https://chargehub.com/en/charging-stations-map.html


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 StationPowering 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.