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OPG refurbishing eight hydropower plants for C$1 billion

  • 21 days ago (2024-06-28)
  • David Flin
Hydropower 116 North America 1004

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) of Canada has announced it is spending C$1 billion to refurbish eight hydropower plants in eastern Ontario.

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Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Energy and Electrification, said that the project will extend the life of the stations for decades in order to help the province meet its growing electricity needs.

OPG will refurbish 45 units at the Arnprior, Barrett Chute, Mountain Chute, Stewartville, Chats Falls, Chenaux, Des Joachims, and Otto Holden stations, on the Madawaska and Ottawa rivers. OPG expects the work to allow the stations to generate an additional 100 GWh annually.