Respect signs and barriers at OPG facilities
TORONTO, June 28, 2019 /CNW/ - As cities and towns across the country prepare to celebrate Canada Day, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is advising people to stay clear of hydroelectric dams and generating stations.
"This year we've seen historically high water levels across the province which means there is added danger," said Mike Martelli, OPG's President of Renewable Generation. "Please enjoy this Canada Day Long Weekend, but remember to stay clear and stay safe around OPG's dams and generating stations."
OPG operates 66 hydroelectric stations and 241 dams on 24 river systems throughout Ontario.
The Canada Day holiday typically marks the end of a school year. Many families will be out fishing, boating, swimming and hiking throughout the province. The waterways near OPG's facilities are not a safe place for recreation. Before participating in any outdoor water recreational activity, OPG is advising the public to first visit: www.opg.com/watersafety.
Despite continued warnings, some people disregard our signs and barriers, putting themselves at risk. We work with the Ontario Provincial Police to enforce these warnings, and charges can - and have - been laid.
Enjoy Canada Day – stay clear, stay safe!
OPG is one of the most diverse electricity generators in North America. It produces about half of the electricity Ontarians rely on every day, and its clean, safe, power costs an average of 40% less than other generators.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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