Ontario Power Generation's Eugenia Falls Celebrates 100 Years of Service
EUGENIA, ON, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) congratulates Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on their upcoming centennial celebration of the Eugenia Falls Generating Station to be held on July 4th, 2015. The construction of the Eugenia Falls hydroelectric development was completed on November 18, 1915 and the official opening of the plant for service was conducted by Sir Adam Beck, the first Chairman of the Hydroelectric Commission of Ontario.
"OPG has been and continues to be a leading organization in the waterpower industry," said Paul Norris, President of the OWA. "This centennial celebration is an excellent example of the reliability and durability of the province's primary source of affordable, renewable energy – waterpower."
On July 4, 2015, the Eugenia Gold Rush Festival will host power plant tours at the Eugenia Falls GS from 11am – 3pm, situated in Beaver Valley. A shuttle van will transport visitors to and from the main events at the community park and the facility. OWA will be supporting the event with a waterpower information booth.
"We are proud stewards of a number of historic, publically-owned assets like the Eugenia Generating Station. Our job is to make sure they are well maintained and safely operated. Hydro generation is a big reason why 99.7 per cent of OPG's power is now free of greenhouse gas and smog causing emissions," says Mike Martelli, OPG's Senior Vice President, Hydro Thermal Operations.
Hydroelectric power is a timeless, renewable resource that has fuelled Ontario's economic growth since the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it accounts for more than one-quarter of Ontario's electricity production. Ontario's waterpower industry is committed to ensuring that energy production is reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable for Ontarians today and for the future.
SOURCE Ontario Waterpower Association
For further information: Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Outreach Coordinator, Ontario Waterpower Association, [email protected], 1-866-743-1500 ext. 25