History of Electricity Sector in Canada

History of Electricity Sector in Canada

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The history of electricity sector in Canada has played a significant role in the economic and political life of the country since the late 19th century. The development of hydropower in the early 20th century has profoundly affected the economy and the political life in Canada and has come to symbolize the transition from "old " industrialism of the 19th century to a "new," modern and diversified, Canadian economy. In the 1890s, three competing firms in Ontario engaged in a competition to develop the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. After several years of delays, construction began on the two sites in 1902 and on a third in 1904. At the same time, a group of municipalities in southern Ontario set up utilities joined their efforts to obtain a stable supply of hydropower. Despite his initial reluctance, Ontario Premier George William Ross organizes the Ontario Power Commission in 1903 to coordinate efforts. After the private companies refusal to negotiate power deals, the government responds by setting up an enquiry headed by Adam Beck, who recommends the establishment of a publicly owned distribution system.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135923137
  • 9786135923131