Bawitik Power Corporation (BPC) was notified, pursuant to a July 16, 2018 directive from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines that the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will be terminating its LRP I Contract with the Lock 25 GS Project, and, that pursuant to a Stop Work Notice, all work on the Project is to cease.

Bawitik Power Corporation
July 27, 2018

About Us

Bawitik Power Corporation

Bawitik Power Corporation (BPC) is a partnership between Orillia Power Generation Corporation and Shaman Power Corporation, formed in 2009, to pursue hydroelectric development opportunities in Ontario.  In response to a call for proposals by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, BPC was awarded a Large Renewable Procurement Contract which allows it the exclusive right to pursue development approvals to build and operate a hydroelectric facility at Lock 25 (Sawer Creek) on the Ottonabee River, approximately 1.5 km south of Lakefield Ontario.

Orillia Power Generation Corporation

Orillia Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) through its predecessor organizations has been owned and operated by the City of Orillia for over 100 years.  In October of 2000, as a result of the Electricity Act, OPGC was created as a separate entity but remains a subsidiary of Orillia Power Corporation which is wholly owned by the City of Orillia.

OPGC owns and operates three waterpower generating stations:  Swift Rapids GS (8.0MW) at Lock 43 on the Severn River; Minden GS (4.0 MW) on the Gull River, near the Town of Minden; and, Matthias GS (3.0 MW) on the south branch of the Muskoka River at Matthiasville, near the Town of Bracebridge.

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Shaman Power Corporation

Shaman Power Corporation was incorporated in 1995 with the objective of developing and operating environmentally sound projects in an economic manner. Shaman Power owns and operates three waterpower generating stations with combined generating capacity of 4.6 MW:  Marmora GS (1.0 MW), Fenelon Falls GS (2.6 MW), and Elora GS (1.0 MW).

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(updated Oct 18/17)