PowerNews Spring 2021
Through the ongoing pandemic and the winter cold, OPG's dedicated workers forged ahead on several key projects while continuing to provide reliable, essential power.
In the Spring issue of PowerNews, we take a look at some of the projects that are helping to secure Ontario’s clean energy future and support its economy – from the Darlington Refurbishment to the Little Long Dam Safety project.
OPG is also taking steps to further expand its clean nuclear generation through the Darlington New Nuclear Project, which is undergoing regulatory approvals. If approved, a new Small Modular Reactor built at this site could help electrify the province’s economy while helping OPG meet the goals set out in its new Climate Change Plan.
Also this spring, OPG’s water management staff across the province are busy preparing for the coming freshet. In this issue, learn more about how snow surveys and the management of frazil ice are helping the company’s hydro operations get ready.
In the employee spotlight, catch up with Nadia Temacini, an Associate Market Coordinator who is charting a varied career at OPG, and John Paul Kohoko, an electrician passionate about staying connected to his Indigenous roots.
Construction progressing on Little Long Dam Safety project in northeast
In northeast Ontario, work is progressing on the Little Long Dam Safety project, which will improve dam safety on the Mattagami River.Read more
Darlington Refurbishment performance update - Q4 2020
Despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Darlington Refurbishment project remains ahead of schedule and on budget.Read more
Engineer Nadia Temacini charting a varied career at OPG
“Don’t limit your options,” says engineer Nadia Temacini, an Associate Market Coordinator at OPG.Read more
Snow surveys help OPG’s hydro operations prepare for freshet
Once the calendar flips over to March, OPG’s Alain Ratthe gets out his snow shoes and heads into the bush to get a read on the snow.Read more
Darlington New Nuclear Project relicensing set for public hearing
OPG’s application for the renewal of a key licence for its Darlington New Nuclear Project will be considered in a public hearing this year.Read more
New robot dog Spot turning heads at OPG
At Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, a newly acquired “robot dog” is drawing plenty of attention with its impressive and agile tricks.Read more
OPG’s Bruce County facility certified Gold by Wildlife Habitat Council
OPG’s Western Waste Management Facility is the latest OPG property to be awarded Gold Certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council.Read more
A clean energy future for Gull Bay
Learn more about the first fully integrated solar and storage micro grid built on-reserve in Canada.
Electrician John Paul Kohoko keeps his Indigenous roots alive
Before joining OPG, electrician John Paul Kohoko tried his hand at various jobs before finding his true calling.Read more
Divers, drones help keep OPG’s operations running smoothly in eastern Ontario
Whether in the air or in the water, OPG’s innovative inspection services have been helping to keep OPG's hydro operations running smoothly.Read more
OPG’s hydro operations not frazzled by frazil ice
During this time of year, a specific type of ice threatens to wreak havoc on OPG’s hydro operations and the province’s river systems.Read more
OPG working to support Canadians’ mental health during pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of Canadians.Read more
Historically significant pictograph returns home
Together, Temagami First Nation and OPG have returned a special artifact back to its rightful home.Read more
Darlington’s Unit 1 heads into planned outage after record-breaking run
After a record-setting run, Unit 1 at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is finally taking a well-deserved break.Read more
OPG’s Waba Dam Renewal Project completed ahead of schedule
A sprawling earth dam supporting OPG’s Arnprior hydro station has been successfully renewed to ensure continued operation and public safety.Read more
OPG helps support campaign for a new Wild Bird Care Centre in Ottawa
The Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre is set to build a sprawling new facility to give birds in its care more room to spread their wings.Read more
OPG reports strong operating performance for 2020
– Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) today reported its financial and operating results for 2020, with net income attributable to the Sh...Read more