Bruce Power is celebrating its 15th anniversary today by providing $30,000 to local environmental organizations that have sold hundreds of tall trees to residents at a reduced price this spring.
Bruce Power has joined forces with the Town of Saugeen Shores, SauGreen and the Get Outdoors Youth Club in Saugeen Shores, and the Municipality of Kincardine, Penetangore Watershed Group, SauGreen and the Welcome Home Haiti Group in Kincardine to hold successful tree sales that saw nearly 500 tall trees purchased for local planting. Bruce Power’s contribution allowed the trees to be sold at a drastically reduced price.
“Bruce Power is pleased to be supporting these initiatives again this year with a donation of $30,000 for the tree sale and parks plantings,” said Kevin Kelly, Acting President and Chief Financial Officer. “We are glad to see so many mature trees going where they will store carbon and clean the environment in neighbourhoods along the Lake Huron shoreline.”
Bruce Power was formed in 2001 and over the past 15 years the company has grown from a four-unit site into the world’s largest operating nuclear facility, with eight operating units which provide 30 per cent of Ontario’s power at 30 per cent less than the average residential price of electricity. The life of the site has also been secured through 2063, through an amended agreement with the province that will see six units refurbished over the next 20 years.
“As we achieve our 15th anniversary today, the future has never been brighter for Bruce Power, our employees and the communities of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties,” Kelly added.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust 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
Bruce Power Duty Media – 519-361-6161
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