CAMPBELLFORD, ON, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - A century worth of providing
hydroelectric power to the people of Campbellford and surrounding area was
celebrated today as John Murphy, Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Executive
Vice-President Hydro and Al Reid, Manager, Central Hydro Plant Group, hosted
an open house and unveiled a plaque commemorating 100 years of the supply of
power from the Seymour Generating Station.
"Today's celebration is a testament to both the hard-working people of
OPG who operate and maintain Seymour Generating Station as well as the public
who rely on its generating capacity," said Murphy. "We at OPG look forward to
providing clean, reliable hydroelectricity to the people of Campbellford and
surrounding area for another 100 years."
The Seymour Generating Station (GS) was built in 1909 by the Seymour
Power and Electric Company. The Hydroelectric Power Commission of Ontario
acquired the station in 1916.
The Seymour GS is a part of OPG's Central Hydro Plant Group portfolio and
is operated remotely from a control center in North Bay which is staffed 24/7
by a team of hydroelectric operators. The facilities are maintained by skilled
trades' staff at the plant group's Campbellford Service Centre
The Seymour GS exists within the Trent River Watershed and is located on
the Trent River, 2.4 km north of the town of Campbellford. Total station
capacity is approximately 6MW of electricity which is capable of serving
between 5,000 and 6,000 homes.
"Much of the success of Seymour GS can be attributed to the dedicated OPG
staff who manages its operations," added Reid. "Its historical significance is
just as important as the hydroelectric power it produces to the residents of
Campbellford and surrounding area."
The celebration is part of a joint Trent-Severn Waterway (TSW)/OPG
commemoration of 100 Years of Hydroelectric Generation on the Trent.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating its 10th year of serving
the province. Building on a proud history, OPG provides the people and
industry of Ontario with clean, safe and reliable electricity - just as it's
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