Powering Ontario And Its Future
Natural Resources Through a commitment to nuclear energy innovation, Ontario has vowed to create jobs, stimulate our host regions and provide CO2 emission-free energy for the next generation.
Ontario`s nuclear industry not only powers our economy but drives it as well. Almost half the energy we use to power our schools, our homes and our businesses comes from nuclear generation.
"Almost half the energy we use to power our schools, our homes and our businesses comes from nuclear generation."
The nuclear sector in Ontario is extremely diverse. We have an impressive safety record, an innovative manufacturing industry and a highly-skilled work force.
From the 3,300 employees of Bruce Nuclear, to the state of the art manufacturing facility at Babcock & Wilcox in Cambridge, to the first-of-its-kind, Darlington Energy Complex, Ontario is well-positioned to globally market our unique skills, expertise and homegrown businesses. In fact, Ontario-driven technology, skills and expertise can be found in nuclear facilities all around the globe.
Our government reaffirmed our commitment to the nuclear industry just last month when we confirmed the refurbishment of the Bruce and Darlington sites will be included in the 2013 Long Term Energy Plan, meaning nuclear will remain the backbone of our electricity system and economy for years to come.
It is estimated the refurbishment projects will create 25,000 jobs and inject $5 billion into
Nuclear is and will continue to be a strong player in both our economy and electricity system.