Ontario Power Generation

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Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is an Ontario-based electricity generation company whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in Ontario. OPG's generating portfolio has a total capacity of over 22,000 megawatts (MW) making it one of the largest power generators in North America. [1]

Its generating assets include 3 nuclear generating stations. It also owns the two Bruce Power nuclear stations, but leases them out on a long-term basis to Bruce Power.

OPG is subject to the Freedom of Information Act. [2] OPG is a commercial company, owned by the Province of Ontario - its sole shareholder. [3] The company was incorporated in 1999 under the Ontario Business Corporations Act to operate the generating assets of its predecessor company, Ontario Hydro.

OPG is a member of the World Nuclear Association [4] and the Nuclear Energy Institute, [5] described as "the propaganda wing of the US Nuclear Industry".


  1. About OPG Ontario Power Generation website, accessed November, 2007.
  2. Freedom of Information Requests Ontario Power Generation website, accessed November, 2007.
  3. Investor Relations Ontario Power Generation website, accessed November, 2007.
  4. World Nuclear Association List of Members, WNA Website Accessed November, 2007.
  5. Nuclear Energy Institute Member Roster, August, 2007.