APPrO statement on the Bruce Power announcement of August 17 2006
For immediate release:
TORONTO, August 18, 2006 – The announcement by Bruce Power that it is moving forward with plans to evaluate new build and refurbishment options at its Kincardine site is a welcome step said Dave Butters, president of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO).
Butters said that nuclear generation currently provides half of the power used by Ontarians every day. He noted that the government has directed the Ontario Power Authority to plan for nuclear capacity to meet Ontario’s ongoing base-load electricity requirements and that this will undoubtedly require both refurbishment of existing nuclear generation facilities and new nuclear build over the coming years.
“Ontario Power Generation has already been asked to begin the work needed to enter into an approvals process including environmental assessment for new units at an existing facility. By undertaking this assessment¸ Bruce Power joins Ontario Power Generation in weighing a range of nuclear refurbishment and new build options for Ontario – this should help to ensure that Ontario gets the best deal when decisions to begin these projects are eventually made”, Butters said.
APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators, suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from nuclear, hydro, fossil, wind, waste wood and other energy sources. APPrO’s members currently produce over 95% of the electricity generated in Ontario.
For further information contact:
David Butters, President
Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
25 Adelaide St. E., Suite 1602, Toronto ON M5C 3A1
tel: (416) 322-6549 or (647) 444-6549
fax: (416) 481-5785
Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
PO Box 1084, Stn. F, Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2T7
tel.: 416-322-6549 fax 416-481-5785