TIVERTON, ON, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Bruce Power announced it had reached an agreement with the province on the refurbishment of six units at the Bruce Power site in Tiverton.
Here's what some MPPs are saying about the announcement:
"Bruce Power provides 30 per cent of Ontario's electricity needs with clean, emission-free power. This agreement ensures that this will continue for decades to come - a reliable, affordable supply which is absolutely necessary for Ontario's economy."
- John Yakabuski, MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. Chief Whip of the Official Opposition and Critic for Energy
"The refurbishment of Bruce Power's facility will provide not only low-cost electricity for our economy but will be a source of thousands of jobs and investment supporting communities and business throughout Ontario. Bruce Power's announcement today is good news for Ontario's economy and we look forward to them continuing to play an important role creating jobs and investing in modern electricity infrastructure."
- Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing, Finance Critic
"This announcement from Bruce Power is good news for Huron-Bruce and Ontario securing low-cost electricity and both jobs and investment. Bruce Power is also the single largest source of clean electricity in the Province, protecting the air we breathe."
- Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce
""This announcement is great news for our community of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and the province. The refurbishment of the Bruce Power units will ensure valuable jobs and the positive economic health of the area, as well as for the many supply chain manufacturers that will provide components for the projects. This agreement will provide sustainable, clean, affordable, base-load power for many, many years."
- Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world's largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers' Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.
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