The annual ‘summer visitor program’ got underway at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre this morning with expanded hours of operation, upgrades to the exhibit hall and free wireless internet.

“We’re very pleased to offer WIFI at the Visitors’ Centre this summer,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “A lot of vacationers will be stopping by and I know they’ll appreciate the service.”

Several new exhibits have been installed since last summer with more to arrive by mid-month. A new exhibit entitled ‘The World of Nuclear Energy’ will illustrate Bruce Power and the nuclear industry’s contribution to the global energy supply. A second new display, Energy Calculator, will let users adjust their personal electricity mix on large touch screens, factoring in cost and greenhouse gas emissions. Regular-sized tablets on the display will feature Bruce Power’s new app for free download.

“We’re working hard to continually improve the Visitors’ Centre as an attraction, both to support our community and to tell our story,” Scongack said. “Bruce Power operates Ontario’s largest electricity-generating site and has an important role to play in the province’s long-term energy future.”

Expanded hours of operation include Mondays to Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and statutory holidays.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent 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 TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com

24-hour Duty Media Officer – 519-361-6161