Northwest Ontario is host to 11 of OPG’s 65 hydroelectric generating stations. These stations provide the province with about 700 megawatts (MW) of low-cost, renewable energy including about 86 per cent of the electricity used in Northwestern Ontario.
The hydroelectric stations and associated water control structures on the Aguasabon, Nipigon, Kaministiquia, English and Winnipeg river systems are fully automated, and remotely controlled from our Northwest Operations (NWO) control centre in Thunder Bay.
Over the last several years, OPG has made significant investment in refurbishing our facilities and equipment to improve production, as well as our environmental and safety performance. Look for more information about the improvements to our stations on their individual station pages.
Our employees have a longstanding tradition of volunteer service and support for environmental, educational, and community initiatives through OPG’s Corporate Citizenship Program. Learn more on our northwest community page.
OPG is focused on continuously improving public safety around our hydroelectric sites. We have an extensive public safety education program to raise awareness about the dangers around hydro facilities, and have installed additional signs, fencing, booms, buoys (and in some instances audible alerts and video surveillance cameras) at our stations to help the public “stay clear and stay safe.”
Your community contact is:
807-346-3900 ext. 5334