Renewable generation from solar technology is a new addition to Ontario Power Generation’s clean energy portfolio, and one we continue to assess for future development opportunities.
Learn more about our solar facility on the site of the former Nanticoke coal station.
How does solar power work?
In-service generating capacity (Sept 30, 2019)
Fuelled by the energy of the sun
192,431 Solar panels
Installed at one site
100% Of solar projects
Completed in partnership with First Nations
Coal, conversion and climate
In April 2014, Ontario Power Generation burned its last piece of coal to generate electricity in Ontario. This transition off coal remains one of the world’s single largest actions to fight climate change, and is the equivalent of taking seven million cars off the road. This made Ontario the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation.
Following the coal closures, we decommissioned our Nanticoke Generating Station and built a new solar generating facility in partnership with Six Nations Development Corporation and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
The new facility can generate 44 megawatts of clean, renewable power for the province — that’s enough to power a small town.