Duncan Hawthorne addressed a number of questions from members of the public during his second annual Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday night.

The open forum featured about 20 questions regarding Bruce Power’s future, possible refurbishment of Units 3-8, the cost of electricity and its relation to Ontario’s supply mix, Ontario Power Generation’s proposed deep geological repository, planned maintenance outages in 2015, jobs, and many more.

The Telephone Town Hall is the best way I can reach thousands of Bruce, Grey and Huron county residents and engage them in conversation, Hawthorne said, adding 17,000 people tuned in for the event. We live in a community that strongly supports Bruce Power, but we will never pass up an opportunity to further educate our population on the benefits of nuclear electricity production.

During the Town Hall, three polling questions were provided to listeners. The results are:

  • 1.92% of listeners agreed or were undecided that Bruce Power communicates effectively with its surrounding communities.
  • 2.96% agreed or were undecided that Bruce Power operates its facilities safely.
  • 3.95% agreed or were undecided that Bruce Power takes utmost care for the environment as it operates safely.

I thank everybody who took the time to join me on the annual Telephone Town Hall, Hawthorne said.

I enjoy speaking with members of the community, hearing their questions and hopefully providing some insight along the way.

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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.

For further information, please contact:

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