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OPG Planning to Construct SMR at Darlington Site

Category: Industry News
Eric Gould • November 19, 2020

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced recently that it is planning construction of a small modular reactor at its Darlington site.

It is great to see OPG taking a leadership role in the commercialization of small modular reactors. OPG’s SMR leadership builds on its successful refurbishment of Darlington Unit 2, which met cost, schedule and performance goals and set a new benchmark for nuclear industry performance. 

With the ongoing refurbishment of the Darlington and Bruce Stations, Ontario continues to be at the forefront of the North American nuclear industry. This next step into SMRs is so critical to ensuring we have safe, continuous and carbon-free sources of electric power well into the next generation.