Ontario’s goal is to become a jurisdiction that can be powered using clean energy sources that do not pollute or release climate-changing greenhouse gases.
Since taking over the Bruce site in 2001, Bruce Power has rejuvenated its nuclear fleet – doubling the number of reactors it operates to eight, with 2012’s return to service of Units 1 and 2, which followed the 2003 and ’04 return of Units 3 and 4.
In April 2014, Ontario successfully shut down its final coal-fired generating station, leaving Ontario with one of the cleanest electricity systems in North America. This move away from greenhouse gas emitting energy production, which includes increased nuclear from Bruce Power, will create long-lasting benefits to the human health and quality of life.
To learn more about the benefits of carbon-free Bruce Power nuclear to Ontarians, read Clean Air Ontario, a joint report between the Asthma Society of Canada and Bruce Power. The emissions report was released in November 2014.
Learn more about Bruce Power’s role in phasing out coal at www.nuclearupcoaldown.ca.
This increase of 3,000 megawatts of low-cost, clean electricity to Ontario’s system has been integral in the Province of Ontario’s plan to phase out coal. Read more about how Bruce Power has helped the province with this key environmental initiative.
Renewing our electricity system and investing in cleaner technologies has led to higher electricity rates for consumers in the province. However, the key to keeping these rates as low as possible, while the province continues to renew its infrastructure, is to ensure low-cost nuclear generation continues to provide most of the electricity that province needs each and every day, around the clock.
Now the world’s largest operating nuclear facility, Bruce Power will be called upon to provide about 25% of Ontario’s power for the rest of the decade and for generations to come.