Ontario Power Authority Confirms Agreement to Expand Bruce Refurbishment

    TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has reached an
agreement with Bruce Power to amend the existing contract providing for the
complete refurbishment of Bruce A Unit 4 - rather than the more limited steam
generator replacement program originally planned. The additional work will
lengthen the life of Unit 4 by nearly 20 years, to 2036. The refurbishment
will add an additional 750 MW of refurbished nuclear power, reducing Ontario's
need for new build nuclear facilities. The agreement is consistent with the
Minister of Energy's June 2006 Directive to the OPA limiting the future use of
nuclear power to today's installed capacity level of 14,000 megawatts.
    Further details of the amendment have been announced publicly by Bruce
Power. The OPA will post any additional information on its website.

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For further information: Ontario Power Authority - Media Information,
(416) 969-6307, (800) 797-9604

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