Clean Energy Frontier

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In 2016, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce teamed up to establish a regional ‘Nuclear Economic Development and Innovation Initiative’ to ensure the communities in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties share in the economic benefits generated by Bruce Power’s multi-year Life Extension program. In 2020, this initiative evolved into the Clean Energy Frontier Program funded by Bruce Power and Bruce County through the Nuclear Innovation Institute.

The Clean Energy Frontier Program aims to advance economic development and innovation in the region and to build on the momentum underway in assisting clean energy companies in locating to the area.

The number of major suppliers in the tri-county region has grown from 13 in 2016 to more than 60 in 2022 and the Clean Energy Frontier is now one of the more successful non-urban regions in Canada as measured by the size of its economy, average income levels and growth rates. Bruce Power’s annual operational spending boosts provincial gross domestic product (GDP) by an estimated $3.5 billion and adding in induced economic effects, the company contributes over $4 billion annually to provincial GDP with more than 90 per cent of the company’s supply chain spending occurring in Ontario.

The nuclear energy sector, and Bruce Power specifically, is a major contributor to the success of the regional economy and there are many large-scale initiatives underway and being considered  for the region that should provide a solid economic foundation for the future while helping Ontario and Canada address its climate change objectives.

Bruce, Grey and Huron counties have formally endorsed the Clean Energy Frontier Program and a multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee has been established to bring together leaders and organizations from across the region to support investment opportunities and build on existing strengths towards a robust, net-zero economy.

For assistance in expanding your local presence, contact:

Jessica Linthorne, Director, Clean Energy Frontier, at the Nuclear Innovation Institute.

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