DRAINAGE BASIN: Hudson/James Bay
NEAREST POPULATION CENTRE: Kapuskasing (93 km (58 miles) south)
IN SERVICE DATE:
UNIT 1 - June 29, 1966
UNIT 2 - July 5, 1966
UNIT 3 - Dec. 17, 2014
BUILT BY: Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (Units 1 & 2) and OPG/Moose Cree First Nation (Unit 3)
ASSET TRANSFERRED TO ONTARIO POWER GENERATION: April 1, 1999
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3
CAPACITY: 232 MW
Kipling Generating Station (GS) is located on the Mattagami River about 93 km northeast of Kapuskasing. The station’s first two units were built in the 1960s and a third unit was added in 2014 as part of the Lower Mattagami Project in partnership with the Moose Cree First Nation.
Kipling GS is operated from OPG’s control room in Timmins, along with our Harmon, Little Long and Smoky Falls generating stations. In total, the four stations have a peak capacity of 942 MW, which is slightly more than the output one reactor at our Darlington Nuclear Generating station.
The Kipling station was the fourth and final project in Ontario Hydro’s program for the development of the Abitibi and Mattagami Rivers, both tributaries of the Moose River flowing into James Bay.
As with the operations at all of our generating stations, OPG is considerate of the environment and other users of the waterways. Our technicians manage water levels and flows according to approved water management plans. The amount of water available for generation depends on environmental needs, minimum and maximum water level requirements, and precipitation.
Kipling GS generates clean, renewable electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is part of OPG’s clean energy portfolio which is more than 99 per cent free of greenhouse gas and smog emissions.