Renfrew Power Generation in Horton Township (1.7 MW), St. Catharines Hydro Generation in St. Catharines (4.2MW) and Chaudière Hydro in Ottawa (29.35MW) will develop the new-build projects.

Said to be examples of municipal contributions to Ontario’s sustainable electricity system and participation in the province’s clean energy sector, all three projects have majority municipal ownership.

The program offers a municipal stream as well as an expansion stream.

Applications for the municipal stream, which was available for new waterpower projects larger than 500kW, were accepted from 4 November to 6 December 2013.

Under contract with the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation, the expansion stream will be open to expansion projects at existing non-utility generation facilities.

At existing facilities, the expansion stream will be open to expansion projects under contract with the OPA through the hydroelectric contract initiative.

Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli said, "Waterpower is an important part of Ontario’s clean energy supply mix. These new facilities will provide local benefits and contribute clean, reliable and affordable hydropower to the grid for years to come."