TORONTO, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reminds you to stay clear of the areas near our generating facilities this Easter weekend. Many of these stations are in secluded areas and managed remotely.
"Our generating facilities operate all day, every day, and can start or stop without warning," says Mike Martelli, OPG's President, Renewable Generation and Power Marketing.
OPG's hydro stations produce renewable energy in response to provincial demand for power. As a result, they can cause water levels and flows near our facilities to change and suddenly become dangerous. In colder areas where ice is still present, varying water levels and flows can make ice thin and unstable.
"Regardless of the time of year, areas near our generating facilities are never safe for recreational activities," adds Martelli. "Please follow the signs and barriers, and stay clear, stay safe."
OPG operates two nuclear and three thermal stations in addition to 65 hydroelectric stations and 240 dams located on waterways across Ontario. As Ontario's largest generator of renewable energy the power we produce is 99.7 per cent free of smog and greenhouse gas causing emissions.
For more information about OPG's water safety program, visit www.opg.com/watersafety.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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