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Ontario's electricity system in :60

Confused by Ontario’s electricity system?

You don’t have to be. It’s as simple as three key parts:

  1. The generators like us, Ontario Power Generation, who produce the power

  2. The transmitter, Hydro One, who gets the power from the generating plants and delivers it to local distributors

  3. The local distributors, like Sudbury hydro or Milton hydro, who deliver power straight to homes, schools and businesses

Learn more as we break it down in this 60-second video.

Did you know?

50% of Ontario's power

is generated by OPG

60% of Ontario's power

is produced by nuclear stations

IESO manages

Ontario's power system, balancing supply & demand

27,005 megawatts

is Ontario's record electricity demand set on Aug. 1, 2006