Southern Ontario – Durham Region

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Durham Region in Southern Ontario is home to Ontario Power Generation's (OPG'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.

Upcoming events

01
Jan
Sessions available throughout 2024
Online (virtual)
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01
Jan
Sessions available throughout 2024
Online (virtual)
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21
Feb
Feb. 21, 2024 and Feb. 28, 2024
In-person and virtual sessions available
A view of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station from the lake at sunrise.
06
Mar
March 6 to May 15
See schedule
2024 Bowl for Kids' Sake
11
Mar
March 11 to March 15
Various arenas and recreation complexes in Durham Region
2024 March Break Family Skate and Swim
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Pelly and his besties on a tandem bicycle

Meet Pelly

Pelly is a uranium pellet who loves powering nuclear generation, bananas, and hanging out with his besties.

Illustration of a hand holding a box of Ki Pills.

Preparedness = Power

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission requires that all homes and businesses within 10 km of a nuclear power station receive a supply of potassium iodide (KI) pills.

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.

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Our generation in Durham Region

The interior of the Darlington Nuclear Information Centre.

Darlington Nuclear visitor centre

1855 Energy Drive
Courtice, ON L1E 0E7

Open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 905-623-7122
Toll Free: 1-800-461-0034

An exterior shot of the Pickering Nuclear Information Centre.

Pickering Nuclear visitor centre

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, Ontario

Open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact us by phone at 905-837-7272 or complete our Contact Us form for group bookings.

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.

For meeting agendas prior to Jan. 1, 2020 please contact us through the form below.

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.

For meeting minutes prior to Jan. 1, 2020 please contact us through the form below.

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