Great Lakes Fact Sheet #6: Energy

File Size4.10 MB
PublishedMarch 9, 2013

Wind, Water and Electricity Generation
How do the Great Lakes act as a source of energy?

The Great Lakes support an immense and complex electricity generation infrastructure that powers economic and social development across the region. The lakes currently help to generate 80 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. While the relationship between energy and water is not unique to the Great Lakes Basin, its vast supplies of fresh water make it particularly suitable for water-intensive energy production.