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Knowledge is power series

Explore the fascinating world of power generation

Welcome to OPG's Knowledge is Power – a new video series that explores the exciting world of power generation in Ontario. Take an up-close look at the amazing people and places that power our great province.

As Ontario’s largest, low-cost clean energy generator and innovator, we have so many interesting stories to tell.

  • How does nuclear energy work?
  • How does the electricity system work in Ontario?
  • What are nuclear isotopes and what do they have to do with healthcare?
  • What ever happened to the Nanticoke coal station?
  • What types of jobs are involved in running a station?

Find these answers and many more. We promise to keep it simple, insightful and fun. So sit back and enjoy.

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Knowledge is power

Episode 6: How does Cobalt-60 help keep food safe?

We don’t just generate electricity. We generate Cobalt-60, a nuclear isotope used to protect food products from harmful bacteria.

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Episode 5: How does Cobalt-60 help keep hearts pumping?

We don’t just generate electricity. We generate Cobalt-60, a nuclear isotope used to sterilize medical implants.

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Episode 4: How does Cobalt-60 benefit healthcare?

We don’t just generate electricity. We generate Cobalt-60, a nuclear isotope used to sterilize many different healthcare products.

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Episode 3: Nanticoke’s evolution from coal to solar

The Nanticoke coal plant was once North America’s largest. Its closure and replacement with a solar facility is part of one of the world’s single...

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