/R E P E A T -- Video B-Roll via On-Demand - Ontario Power Generation kicks off Phase 2 biomass testing at Nanticoke Generating Station/



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    DATE: Monday, 02 June 2008

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    STORY SUMMARY: (Nanticoke): Today Ontario Power Generation (OPG) launched
Phase 2 of its biomass testing at Nanticoke Generating Station.
    OPG is currently testing the use of biomass as a new energy source for
Ontario. Biomass used in OPG's program consists primarily of wood pellets and
agricultural by-products such as grain screenings and milling spoils that can
be burned to generate electricity. OPG does not use food crops in its biomass
program.
    Biomass is considered to be "carbon neutral", meaning the amount of
carbon released when burned is equal to the amount removed from the atmosphere
when being grown. "We continue to look for opportunities to reduce the impact
of our station on the environment," said Nanticoke GS Plant Manager
Frank Chiarotto. "Co-firing coal with biomass could provide us with an option
to reduce our environmental footprint. The Phase 2 test program is a
significant milestone as it will involve longer duration test burns".
    To date, OPG's Nanticoke Generating Station has successfully co-fired
milling by-products with coal to produce over 1.3 million kilowatt-hours of
electricity; enough power to meet the energy needs of 1,300 Ontario homes for
one month.

    Ontario Power Generation is an Ontario-based electricity generation
company whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in
Ontario. Our focus is on the efficient production and sale of electricity from
our competitive generation assets, while operating in a safe, open and
environmentally responsible manner.

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Relations, Public Affairs - Nanticoke, 1-877-592-4008, (519) 587-2201 ext 391.

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