Ontario Power Plans New Hydroelectric Station

Ontario Power Generation will construct a small hydroelectric generating station adjacent to the current site of its Ear Falls facility on the English River in northwestern Ontario.

TORONTO, Ontario, CA, 2001-09-26 [SolarAccess.com] This new station of 12 MW will use the available water and OPG wants the site to obtain ‘EcoLogo’ certification to contribute to the utility’s commitment to quadruple its green energy portfolio by 2005. OPG currently has 138 MW of green power from small run-of-river hydroelectric plants, bio-gas from landfill, wind energy, and some small solar powered sites. The company is committed to increase this amount to 500 MW by 2005, and expects renewables to play a growing role in the future electricity market when the electricity market in Ontario is deregulated next year. In July, the Ontario government approved an environmental assessment for OPG to proceed with the project.
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