Media Advisory - Lakeview Generating Station demolition of powerhouse

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ -


    Date and Time (subject to change)

    Wednesday June 27, 2007

    The demolition is scheduled between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. depending on

    Important: Safety and security are the priorities of this project.

    -   Wind conditions must be right for the demolition to occur.

    For the demolition to go ahead wind conditions must be right. If they are
    not, the demolition will be delayed, by minutes, hours or days, until
    conditions are right.

    -   OPG will post timing changes to Canada Newswire and to

    The Lakeview Generating Station site is secured and will not be available
for visits before or after the event.

    A safe and secure viewing area will be established at the Park (McMillan
Headland Park) at the foot of Hampton Crescent. Media should arrive early -
McMillan Headland Park will receive media starting at 7:00 a.m.

                             Details on the Day:
                 Subject to Weather and Safety Considerations

    How to get to McMillan Headland Park:
    -   Off of Lakeshore Road take Hampton Crescent - South
    -   Right next to Cooksville Creek
    -   The Park is at the foot of Hampton Road (Picnic Area A)

    What to expect
    -   The station site is secured - no access
    -   There is a 500 metre exclusion zone surrounding the station
    -   There is a two (2) kilometre exclusion zone out into Lake Ontario
        from the station
    -   McMillan Headland Park will be opened 7:00 a.m.
    -   Limited "Media Vehicle" parking will be available.
    -   Warning siren will sound about 10 minutes prior to demolition
    -   Another siren will sound one minute prior to demolition

                           POSTPONEMENT INFORMATION

    Postponement of the demolition is subject to safety, wind direction or
operational concerns. Should the demolition have to be postponed OPG will post
notice on CNW Group and

    About the Demolition:
    -   The demolition contract is with Murray Demolition of Toronto
    -   Demolition by explosives:
    -   The Powerhouse will be prepared for demolition by pre-cutting the
        vertical columns
    -   The charges will cut the columns and the building will begin falling
        in on itself from the east end and move to the west end
    -   The entire process should take less than one minute


    -   OPG is in the process of removing buildings and structures from the
        Lakeview Generating Station site. The entire project is expected to
        cost about $17 million.
    -   The site will be suitable for industrial or power generation
        development when demolition and site remediation has been completed
        at the end of 2007.

    -   In service for 43 years -- from 1962-2005
    -   Built on a 52 hectare site
    -   Cost of construction - $274 million
    -   Staff - during the 1970s, when all units were operating, about
        430 regular staff
    -   Originally an eight (8) unit station
    -   Considered the largest coal-fired station in the World at the time
        (2,400 MW)
    -   In the 1970s, when the station was operating as a baseload station,
        it could supply about 17 per cent of Ontario's electricity needs
    -   In the 1990s it was reduced to a four (4) unit station - peaking
    -   During its operating life, the station generated more than
        215 billion kWh of electricity - enough to supply all of Ontario's
        needs for about one and a half years based on 2005 Ontario


    -   Overall Length:   1179' - 6"
    -   Width:            293'
    -   Height:
        -  Boiler House   189' - 6"
        -  Turbine Bay    105' - 10"

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Power Generation, Media Relations,
(416) 592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008

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