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Southern Ontario – Durham Region

Durham Region in Southern Ontario is home to Ontario Power Generation’s two nuclear stations — the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station and the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.

These stations have a combined generating capacity of about 6,600 megawatts and provide Ontarians with about 35% of their electricity needs.

See how we are a part of Durham Region and learn about our many local programs, initiatives and events.

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Safety advocate taking steps up the nuclear ladder

A focus on safety has always been a big part of Jennifer Mueller’s life.

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Our projects

Darlington Refurbishment performance update - Q3 2019

Learn about the 2019 second quarter performance of Darlington Refurbishment, one of Canada’s largest clean energy projects.

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Our stories

OPG innovations take centre stage at Darlington Open House

More than 3,200 visitors learned how OPG is innovating for tomorrow during the annual open house at the Darlington Energy Complex on Oct. 26.

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Generating power with purpose

Our role in Ontario isn’t just measured by kilowatts (although we’re really good at producing them); it’s measured by our relationships, the impact we make and the future we leave to the next generation. That’s why we strive to be good corporate citizens who care about the environmental, economic and social wellbeing of all Ontario.

Generating community spirit

OPG’s Corporate Citizenship Program focuses on these areas:

  • Environment
  • Education, and
  • Community (health and safety, arts and culture, youth amateur sport, humanitarian and local causes), including support of Indigenous initiatives.

We are proud of our many community partnerships in the Durham Region community which include Scientists in School, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, Rouge Valley Health System Foundation (Ajax & Pickering Site), and the Oshawa & Durham Region Métis Council’s Heritage Celebration.

Plus student awards, along with numerous other initiatives.

Neighbours Newsletter

Darlington Nuclear Station

Find out more about the Darlington Nuclear Station.

Our generation in Durham Region

Darlington Community Advisory Council

​The Council (formerly known as the Darlington Nuclear Site Planning Committee), was formed around 1992. Its membership represents a large number of sectors in the community including community associations, municipal government, health, the environment, education, youth, business and members at large. All members live or work in an area from Clarington to Oshawa and all serve on a volunteer basis without compensation.

The purpose of the Council is to provide direct advice to the Senior Vice President of Darlington Nuclear on subjects of interest and concern to the community related to operations at the site. Primary areas of discussion include the environment, public health and safety, and the economy.
 

The Council meets six to eight times a year, with breaks in December and in the summer months. Each meeting is about three hours in duration and presentations are made by experts within the company or by consultants. Members question the presenters and then discuss what they have heard. Agendas are prepared in advance and cover topics of priority interest to the members. Detailed meeting notes are taken and approved by members. All meetings are open to the public and minutes are available on OPG’s website.

Draft Terms of Reference (PDF) have been developed by the Council members and Darlington Nuclear.

Agendas for meetings prior to Jan. 1, 2019 are available on the OPG Document Archive.

Meeting minutes prior to Jan. 1, 2019 are available on the OPG Document Archive.

Pickering Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council — or CAC — was formed at the beginning of 1999. Its membership represents a large number of sectors in the community from community associations, municipal government, health, the environment, education, youth, business and members at large. All members live or work in an area from East Toronto to Ajax. They all serve on a volunteer basis without compensation.

The purpose of the CAC is to provide direct advice to the Senior Vice President, Pickering Nuclear on subjects of interest and concern to the community related to operations at the site that could have an effect on the community. The subjects fall within three areas where the plant might have impact: the environment, public health and safety and the economy. Broad definitions are used in all three areas.

The Council has met monthly since its formation, with breaks in December and in the summer months. Each meeting lasts for about three hours and sometimes more. Presentations are made by experts within the company or by consultants. Members question the presenters and then discuss what they have heard. The meetings are conducted by a third-party facilitator who acts equally for the members and OPG. Agendas are prepared in advance and cover topics of priority interest to the members. Detailed notes are taken of the meetings and are approved by the members. The meetings are open to the public and minutes are available in public libraries and on opg.com.​​​​​​​​

Terms of Reference (PDF) have been developed by the Council members and Pickering Nuclear.