Stay Clear, Stay Safe This Family Day Weekend

Don't Get Caught on Thin Ice

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is reminding families to play it safe this Family Day long weekend.

"Our message is simple. Stay Clear. Stay Safe," says Mike Martelli, President, Renewable Generation and Power Marketing. "Winter activities around hydroelectric stations may seem like a good idea but these are restricted areas any time of the year, so if you're outdoors this winter you need to stay away from our facilities. "

"OPG's stations and dams are clearly marked with warning signs and barriers are in place to prevent access.  This winter has seen a wide range of temperature fluctuations and thinner than normal ice in many areas, which means people need to take extra precautions on lakes and rivers wherever they happen to be," he added.

People can learn more about water safety at: opg.com/watersafety

OPG generates safe, clean, reliable, low cost power for Ontario. More than 99 per cent of this power is free of smog and greenhouse gas emissions. OPG's power is priced 40 per cent lower than other generators, which helps moderate customer bills.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: please contact: Ontario Power Generation, Media Relations, 416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008, Follow us @opg

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