Energy & Power
OPG’s Nanticoke Station burns its last coal
By Anthony Capkun
January 9, 2014 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reports its Nanticoke Generating Station on Lake Erie burned its last piece of coal on December 31, 2013. (The Lambton station near Sarnia stopped coal-fired electricity production in September.)
“Over the years, our staff ensured these plants were available when the province needed them,” said Tom Mitchell, OPG president and CEO. “I want to thank them for their dedicated service, and thank the communities for their continued support.”
The closure of the province’s two largest coal-fired electricity generating plants means most of OPG’s electricity production will come from nuclear and hydroelectric sources. More than 95% of the electricity produced by OPG will be carbon-free, notes the company.
The Lambton and Nanticoke generating units will be preserved so they can be converted to alternate fuels in the future, if required, adds OPG.
Photo of Nanticoke station © OPG.