New facility will provide clean, renewable energy for 3,000 homes
TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced today
that the new 5.5 megawatt Sandy Falls Generating Station, located on
the Mattagami River near Timmins, Ontario is now in service.
"This is a good example of OPG's project management capabilities. The
project is on schedule because we did our homework before we started
construction in 2008, and the project team constructed the facility
according to plan," said John Murphy, OPG's Executive Vice-President
Sandy Falls Generating Station is the first plant to be completed as
part of OPG's larger Upper Mattagami and Hound Chute Project. The $300
million Upper Mattagami and Hound Chute Project includes redevelopment
of the Sandy Falls, Wawaitin, and Lower Sturgeon sites on the upper
Mattagami River, and the Hound Chute site on the Montreal River. The
remaining three stations are expected to be brought on line over the
"I'd also like to thank our neighbours and stakeholders in northeast
Ontario for helping us reach this important project milestone," Murphy
In total the Upper Mattagami and Hound Chute Project employed 500
workers at peak including skilled trades, labourers, and engineers.
OPG's contractor, Kiewit Alarie Partnership, recently achieved a
notable safety milestone, having worked one million hours without a
lost time incident on the project.
The new Sandy Falls station replaced an existing station on the same
site, built in 1911. The new station is expected to produce over 30
million kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy every year, enough to
power over 3,000 homes.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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