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Throughout these extraordinary times, OPG’s employees and operations have continued to safely generate clean, reliable electricity for Ontario’s homes, hospitals and care facilities.

As we help power the province through the pandemic and aid in its economic recovery, OPG is looking to tackle big issues like climate change to help secure a carbon-free future.

In the fall issue of PowerNews, OPG’s quarterly news roundup, we detail the company’s recently launched Climate Change Plan and the ambitious blueprint that will help OPG and the markets where it operates achieve net-zero carbon economies.

A key part of this plan is nuclear power in the form of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), the next generation of nuclear technology. At Darlington, OPG recently announced it is resuming planning activities for a new nuclear build at the site with the goal of hosting an SMR by as early as 2028, pending necessary approvals.

This issue features some of the other ongoing efforts to help OPG reach its climate change targets, including the Darlington Refurbishment project, which recently saw Unit 3 successfully defuelled, and the redevelopment of the Calabogie hydro station in eastern Ontario.

Meanwhile, OPG continues to help safeguard public health during this critical time with the latest harvest of Cobalt-60 at Pickering Nuclear. The life-saving isotopes will soon be used to sterilize medical devices at hospitals and care facilities as they continue to fight COVID-19.

Whether it's achieving our climate change goals or ensuring stable, safe operations during the pandemic, OPG will continue to rely on its dedicated and committed employees. Employees like Nancy England, who is helping to keep R.H. Saunders Generating Station running smoothly, and Farrukh Siddiqi, who was recently recognized for his career-long dedication to safety at Darlington.

It’s through their efforts, and the efforts of all of OPG’s employees, that Ontario will be able to power through these complex times toward a brighter tomorrow.

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Planning resumes on Darlington New Nuclear to help secure Ontario’s clean energy future

OPG’s Darlington Nuclear site in Clarington could soon be home to one of the province’s first Small Modular Reactors.

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Our stories

Pickering Nuclear’s Cobalt-60 set to help in fight against COVID-19

At Pickering Nuclear GS, a team of skilled employees has finished carefully extracting Cobalt-60 from one of the station’s reactors.

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OPG’s hydro operations managing the impacts of “fall freshet”

In eastern and northeastern Ontario, OPG’s water management staff have been busy this fall managing the impacts of “fall freshet.”

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Our projects

OPG successfully defuels second reactor on Darlington Refurbishment Project

OPG has completed defuelling of Darlington's Unit 3 ahead of schedule, allowing for the next phase of the Darlington Refurbishment Project.

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Calabogie clean power project will provide more carbon-free power to Ontario

OPG’s new Calabogie station will provide more carbon-free power for Ontario by efficiently using the water from the the Madawaska River.

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Our people

OPG’s Nancy England helps keep R.H. Saunders GS running smoothly

OPG’s Nancy England is proud of her role in keeping the R.H. Saunders GS a well-oiled, clean power machine.

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Our stories

Heavy equipment operator discovered passion through OPG’s hydro projects

Kyle Matthews found his passion through a heavy equipment apprenticeship opportunity on a large hydro project in northern Ontario.

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Our people

OPG employee recognized for career-long dedication to safety

For more than 20 years, OPG’s Farrukh Siddiqi has worked to keep Darlington Nuclear GS operating safely for the public and the environment.

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Biodiversity

New “League of Trees” campaign spotlights nature’s superheroes

Look up – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the branches of one of nature’s mightiest superheroes.

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Media release

OPG opens Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability

This world-class facility will attract skilled jobs, innovative businesses and economic development to the Durham region.

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Operations

Darlington Nuclear’s Unit 1 sets world record for continuous operation

Unit 1 at OPG’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station has set a new world record for continuous operation of a nuclear power reactor.

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Des Joachims and Chenaux hydro stations celebrate 70 years of clean power

In eastern Ontario, two major hydro stations are marking their 70th year of generating climate change-fighting power for the province.

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OPG’s High Falls GS celebrates 100 years of clean power

In eastern Ontario, OPG’s High Falls Generating Station has been quietly producing clean, reliable power for the province for decades.

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