The Calabogie Generating Station Redevelopment Project hosted Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski, (pictured here with Sullivan project Manager Melissa Good) who was recently invited to tour the site, says this project is something people at the provincial level are proud of.

“One of our focuses is expanding and maximizing the production of clean, green power here in Ontario on the mighty Madawaska that was 100 years old,” he said. “We’re now replacing it with something that is technologically modern. In visiting this site today, I’m seeing something that is quite remarkable, more than I had expected.”

The new generating station is expected to have a service life of 90 to 100 years.

OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half of the power Ontarians rely on every day. They have been operating in eastern Ontario for more than 100 years. Today, they have one thermal facility and 10 hydroelectric generating stations on the St. Lawrence, Ottawa, and Madawaska Rivers.

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