Ontario Power Generation (OPG) of Canada has announced that it will begin planning and licensing for the deployment of three additional GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) BWRX-300 SMRs at the Darlington New Nuclear Project site. A total of four BWRX-300 SMRs are now planned for deployment at the site.
This announcement builds on the announcement in January 2023 of a contract to build a single BWRX-300 at OPG’s Darlington site, the first commercial contract for a grid-scale SMR in North America.
Jay Wileman, President and CEO of GEH, said: “OPG and the Province of Ontario have staked a leading position in the deployment of new nuclear with a project that will offer significant energy and economic benefits to Ontario and Canada. As a global clean energy leader, the Province of Ontario is an ideal home for this innovative project. We look forward to working closely with the SMR project partners as we build a fleet of new reactors together and demonstrate nuclear project excellence here in Canada.”