Vladimir Putin

Saunders, Robert H.

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The overall picture in Southern Ontario with regard to hydroelectric power. The past. Difficulties over the last 10 months. Facts and figures on the question of shortage. Total deficiency due to lack of water. Examples of the effect of not sufficient rainfall in Ontario Hydro's own plants. The purchase of power. Being forced to cut "at-will" and "interruptible" customers. Construction: preparations that have been made for today's and future loads. Details of the capital construction budget. Preparations during the war years for the future. The Commission acting with amazing speed once war was over. Details of new plants and Units. The present and future. Hydro today and for the past year distributing the available power in as equitable a manner as possible. Details of the rural program. Load increases in the future. Arrangement for extra kilowatts, with examples. The importance to Ontario of the development of the St. Lawrence. Obtaining a sufficient reserve of energy to attract industry to Ontario and to Canada. Details of the St. Lawrence project. The kind of daily life and industry made possible through electric power.

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