Bruce Power congratulates OPG as second Darlington refurbishment is given green light

Bruce Power and its employees are offering congratulations to their colleagues at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington facility after OPG announced today it will proceed with its second refurbishment project – on Unit 3.

“Bruce Power and OPG have proven that, with detailed planning and excellent execution by employees and supplier partners, nuclear refurbishment projects can be delivered efficiently and effectively,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “The two largest infrastructure projects in Canada are the Bruce Power and OPG refurbishments and both remain on-time and on-budget.”

Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which is Canada’s largest infrastructure project, includes Major Component Replacements (MCR) on six units, beginning with Unit 6 in 2020. Bruce Power will invest $13 billion into Units 3-6, allowing the site to operate to 2064. In the program’s first two years, Bruce Power has invested more than $600 million into life extension activities while building infrastructure, and entering into strategic partnerships with suppliers in anticipation of the Unit 6 MCR.

“Over the past two years, we have strengthened our working relationship with OPG, and we will continue to share resources and implement lessons learned into our program,” Rencheck said. “By working together, we can once again prove to the people of Ontario that nuclear refurbishment is a cost-effective, reliable, long-term solution to Ontario’s energy needs, which also helps clean Ontario’s air.”

By extending the life of the site to 2064, Bruce Power will create and sustain 22,000 jobs in Ontario annually, while investing $4 billion into the province’s economy each year. Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program was named Canada’s largest infrastructure project in 2017.


About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


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