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 people are saying about the announcement:
"The Municipality of Kincardine is thrilled at the news of Bruce Power's impending refurbishment project. The infrastructure upgrades in Units 3-8 from 2020-36 will provide well-paying, highly skilled jobs for residents of our community. The project will also be a boost for our local economy and allow our youth to have long, fulfilling careers right at home. We couldn't be more excited about Thursday's announcement."
- Anne Eadie, Mayor, Municipality of Kincardine
"The refurbishment of the Bruce Power site will be a source of stable, affordable electricity for businesses throughout Ontario and add thousands of jobs while having a multiplier effect across our economy."
- Allan O'Dette, President, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
"Thursday's announcement is another dose of good news from Bruce Power, which has been a leader in the nuclear industry since it was formed in 2001. The people and businesses of Saugeen Shores will benefit greatly from the refurbishment of Units 3-8, through well-paying, skilled careers, a strong local economy and the ability to raise their families along our beautiful Lake Huron shoreline."
- Mike Smith, Mayor, Saugeen Shores
"Bruce Power's investment in the education of young people, the provision of meaningful employment, support for community development and protection of the local environment is important to the wellbeing of our local area. Bruce Power is a significant contributor to the province through supplying 30 % of Ontario's energy requirements with zero carbon emissions and no greenhouse gases. Ontario will continue to need reliable and clean energy to sustain economic growth and a healthier future."
- Hazel Lynn MD, FCFP, MHSc. Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health
"Bruce County is extremely proud to be home to Bruce Power, the world's largest operating nuclear facility. When I heard the news about Bruce Power's refurbishment agreement, I was ecstatic. This will result in over four decades of jobs, reliable and affordable electricity, and a baseload source of carbon-free power. Congratulations Bruce Power and the Ministry of Energy for reaching this agreement."
- Mitch Twolan, Warden, Bruce County
"This is positive news, not only for province but the entire Great Lakes region, as it secures the future of Bruce Power, which operates the world's largest nuclear generating facility in Tiverton, Ontario. The states and provinces that make up the region rely on nuclear power for 30 per cent of their electricity and 50 per cent of their non-emitting electricity supply. This announcement, therefore, is a major boost of confidence for the entire nuclear industry in the region and the many other industries that provide direct and indirect support to this part of the region's energy sector."
- Mark Fisher, President & CEO of the Council of the Great Lakes Region
"This is good news for Ontario as Bruce Power will continue to provide huge amounts of reliable, affordable, low-carbon electricity, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That means for decades to come each and every day approximately 7,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions will be avoided. It also means tens of thousands of good, high-skilled jobs right here in Ontario."
- Don MacKinnon, President of the Power Workers' Union
"The Bruce Power Site is the single largest source of clean electricity in Ontario and along with the rest of our nuclear fleet will allow the Province to continue to have a modern, clean electricity system that is essential to tackling our short and long-term climate change targets."
- Scott Travers, President of the Society of Energy Professionals
"Bruce Power is the world's largest supplier of Cobalt-60 which is essential to keeping hospitals clean and safe. The life extension of the Bruce B Units will mean not only a clean source of electricity for decades to come but it also secures the strong partnership between Bruce Power and Nordion. Together we play an important role in the health and well-being of the global population through gamma sterilization including single use medical devices for hospitals."
- Scott McIntosh, President, Gamma Technologies, Nordion Inc.
"The approval of the BPRIA represents a tremendous opportunity for the maintenance and creation of thousands of high skilled, high paid jobs for Ontarians, of which BWXT Canada is proud to be a part. It will help to reinforce our manufacturing operation and grow Canada's global reputation for excellence and innovation in nuclear energy."
- John MacQuarrie, President of BWXT Canada Ltd.
"This long term framework will provide stability so businesses can continue to innovate and invest in their people through training and new technologies. Thousands of highly-skilled jobs will be created in Ontario, from engineering to manufacturing, helping to grow and sustain strong communities for the long-term.
- Mark Ward, President and CEO, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada
"Today's agreement between the Province of Ontario and Bruce Power to secure the role of the Bruce Site in the Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) will pave the way for substantial long-term investments and careers in the trades, while also providing families and businesses from across the province with stable electricity prices."
- Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
"The important agreement reached by Bruce Power and the province is good news for Ontario's economy and our manufacturing sector. Bruce Power's revitalized nuclear fleet will be a critical source of reliable, low-cost electricity that is essential to our economy for many decades to come."
- Ian Howcroft, Vice-President Ontario, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
"The Bruce Power refurbishment agreement is excellent news for our skilled tradespeople and the next generation of millwright apprentices, whose expertise will be needed over the next two decades of refurbishment projects."
- James Wodham, Business Manager, Local 1592, Millwright Regional Council
"This milestone is great news for Ontario ratepayers. The Bruce Power site will provide Ontario with a reliable source of low-cost, carbon-free electricity for decades, while skilled workers will benefit from long-term employment on the site."
- Tom MacLean, Bruce Site Chief Steward, Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
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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