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Nuclear energy: The core of Ontario's power

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In Ontario, about 60 per cent of the electricity we rely on every day comes from nuclear energy. It is safe, reliable, low-cost, and produces virtually zero carbon emissions. But just how does nuclear energy work? It all starts with the small, but mighty, uranium pellet.

Did you know?

8 uranium pellets

can power an average house for one year

80 million

tonnes of CO2 emissions are avoided each year thanks to nuclear energy in Canada

24/7/365 reliability

is what nuclear power provides Ontario, producing clean, baseload power year-round

30 percent

of Ontario's power is supplied by OPG's nuclear stations