Warm Weather Means Thin Ice and Fast Moving Water Near Generating Stations
TORONTO, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - With winter behind us, many Ontarians will be heading outdoors to celebrate the arrival of spring this long Easter weekend. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reminds people to continue to exercise caution when around Ontario's waterways.
While the water near hydroelectric generating stations and dams may be tempting, water flows are fast even when they appear calm. Areas still covered in ice will become thin as temperatures rise. OPG property and facilities are marked with warning signs and barriers. They are in place to prevent access and are there for your safety.
"Keep your family safe by paying attention to the warning signs, fences and booms around all stations and dams," says Mike Martelli, President, Renewable Generation & Power Marketing.
Learn more about OPG's water safety program at opg.com/watersafety.
OPG generates safe, clean, reliable, low-cost power for Ontario. More than 99 per cent of our power is free of smog and greenhouse gas emissions, and is priced 40 per cent lower than other generators, which helps to moderate customer bills.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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