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Leading Ontario’s Clean Power Future

OPG produces more clean energy, at a lower cost, than any other generator in Ontario. That’s why we are uniquely positioned to contribute to future decarbonisation and electrification efforts for the wider provincial economy. Our submission to the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan outlines our perspective and ideas on how OPG can lead Ontario’s clean power future.

Powering the Future

In 2014, we burned our last piece of coal to make electricity. This was the largest single action to combat climate change in North America to date. Now, with a diverse fleet that includes 65 hydroelectric stations, two biomass station and two nuclear stations, OPG’s power is more than 99 per cent free of smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

In Powering the Future, OPG talks proudly of its role as Ontario’s largest, clean power generator.


To learn more about how we’re making sure our generating stations continue to provide clean, reliable power at about 40 percent of the cost of other generators, please see the information below and throughout our website, and follow us on Twitter @opg.

Our Generation Portfolio

As of Sept. 30, 2016, OPG had 17,055 megawatts (MW) of in-service generating capacity. As one of the largest producers of electricity in North America, OPG diversified, low-cost and low-emission portfolio includes 65 hydroelectric, two biomassone thermal and two nuclear stations, and 1 wind power turbine.

Nuclear power stationNuclear Fleet 
Generating Capacity: 6,606 MW
Stations: 2
2015 Output: 44.5 TWh
Currently Generating: {#MEGAFILE_NUCLEAR} MW

 

Hydroelectric power stationHydroelectric Fleet
Generating Capacity: 7,438 MW
Stations: 65
2015 Output: 32.9 TWh
Currently Generating: {#MEGAFILE_HYDRO} MW


Thermal power stationThermal Fleet
Generating Capacity: 2,458 MW
Stations: 3
2015 Output: 0.0 TWh
Currently Generating: {#MEGAFILE_FOSSIL} MW


  • Throughout 2015, the availability of OPG's regulated and unregulated hydroelectric stations remained at high levels of 91.2 per cent and 88.6 per cent, respectively.
  • In 2015, Darlington Nuclear had a capability factor of 76.9 per cent. The capability factor at Pickering Nuclear was 79.4 per cent.
  • OPG is also co-owner but not operator of the Portlands Energy Centre and the Brighton Beach gas-fired generating station. In 2015, these stations had a combined generating capacity of 555 MW and production of 0.6 TWh.