Today Bruce Power is sharing its submission to the Ontario’s Climate Change consultation process titled, Doing Our Part: Bruce Power’s contribution to a clean, modern electricity system.
As the province prepares to consider a range of new climate change initiatives coming out of this consultation, it’s important for us to reinforce the role Bruce Power plays in a balanced, affordable and clean electricity supply mix,
said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.
“By continuing to play our role in Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan we can maintain the progress we have made on emissions reduction within the electricity sector through the phase-out of coal and also offer solutions in a wide-range of other areas.”
Since 2003, Bruce Power has generated 70% of the additional electricity Ontario needed to get off coal while at the same time serving as an active voice in the ongoing dialogue to achieve a balanced supply mix in Province.
We have launched a series of innovative tools that people in the province can use to understand the cost and environmental impact from various energy sources along with how to conserve electricity in their homes and understand the economics of driving electric,
These tools include a number of free online calculators, also available for the iPad and iPhone, so electricity users can better understand and manage their energy costs. These calculators have been made available at no charge to home owners:
• Cost and Clean Air Calculator: Individuals can enter their electricity usage to understand their environmental impact and the supply mix. The tool allows users to change the supply mix to see the impact on their bill and the environment.
• Conservation Calculator: Individuals can understand the opportunities for available savings by shifting or reducing larger electricity loads in their homes.
• Gas vs Electric Vehicle Calculator: Individuals can compare the cost of driving electric cars versus gas.
All of these free calculators are also available on Bruce Power’s App for both the iPad and iPhone at www.brucepowerapp.com.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – firstname.lastname@example.org