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About OPG

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About OPG - Ontario's clean energy provider

Ontario Power Generation produces more than half of the electricity that Ontario homes, schools, hospitals and businesses rely on each day. We are committed to ensuring our energy production is reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable for Ontarians today and for the future. 
At the forefront of energy technologies, OPG phased out coal generation in 2014, which represents the single largest climate change initiative in North America. Our energy powerhouses - hydro and nuclear - are 99.7 per cent free of greenhouse gas and smog causing emissions.
OPG has partnered with Ontario's First Nations and Métis communities on hydroelectric projects, including the recently completed Lower Mattagami project in northeast Ontario.
We are currently preparing to refurbish our clean energy powerhouse, the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Slated to start in 2016, the Darlington refurbishment will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada.

What We Do

As at Dec. 31, 2014, OPG's generating portfolio had an in-service capacity of 17,059 megawatts. We own and operate:

  • 2 nuclear power stations
  • 65 hydroelectric power stations on 24 river systems
  • 2 biomass power stations
  • 1 thermal power station (and two stations which are currently shut down)
  • 2 wind power turbines.

OPG owns two other nuclear stations, which are leased to Bruce Power L.P. It also co-owns the Portlands Energy Centre in Toronto and the Brighton Beach gas-fired generating station in Windsor.

Quick Facts

  • With more than 200 MW of generating capacity, Atikokan GS is the largest 100 per cent biomass-fuelled power plant in North America.
  • OPG was established under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
  • Five of OPG's hydroelectric stations were developed and redeveloped in partnership with First Nations and Métis people.