Ontario Power Generation (OPG), along with its project partners and vendors, have now completed construction on Darlington Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 2 reactor. The unit will now begin the restart process before being connected to the electricity grid, subject to regulatory approvals from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and OPG’s ability to do so safely given the current COVID-19 crisis.
This marks a significant milestone on the Darlington Refurbishment Project, one of Canada’s largest clean energy projects, which will extend the life of the station for an additional 30 years.
“On behalf of all OPG employees, project partners and vendors, I want to thank our refurbishment team on completing the final steps of construction on Unit 2 under unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG’s President and CEO. “The project team continued to work safely and diligently while managing changes required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”