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Alexander, Beck, Caribou Falls and Des Joachims recognized


February 5, 2016
By Anthony Capkun


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Photo of Caribou Falls GS courtesy OPG.

February 5, 2016 – Four Ontario Power Generation hydroelectric generating stations have been recognized for internationally for excellent performance by Navigant Consulting. Congratulations!    

“This international award recognizes hydro plants for excellence in operations and maintenance cost, plus availability and reliability performance,” said Dale Probasco, managing director of Navigant. “This is a significant achievement and I want to congratulate OPG.”

Located about 16 km northwest of the Township of Nipigon on the Nipigon River, Alexander GS was awarded the Overall Best Performer for 2015. It has served Ontario since 1930.

OPG’s Caribou Falls GS on the English River northwest of Kenora was recognized as best performer for small, high-use stations. Des Joachims GS on the Ottawa River northwest of Pembroke was noted as one of the best performers for medium, high-use stations. Sir Adam Beck No. 2 GS in Niagara Falls was recognized as one of the best performers among large stations.

“I’m proud of the recognition our plants received,” said OPG’s president, Renewable Generation & Power Marketing, Mike Martelli. “We continue to demonstrate OPG’s commitment to operating these heritage assets safely, efficiently and reliably. The awards are a tribute to our skilled people across the province.”

OPG says Navigant’s study included 145 hydroelectric plants, representing a total of more than 40,000MW of hydro capacity.

— Photo of Caribou Falls GS courtesy OPG.