Posted on January 13, 2016
Nuclear Power in Ontario
Ontario’s nuclear industry supports a strong economy and provides low-cost electricity for families and businesses.
Nuclear power meets over half of Ontario’s electricity needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing families and businesses with a reliable source of affordable electricity. Our nuclear fleet is part of a balanced supply mix in the province that is clean and has enabled Ontario to end the use of coal-fired electricity, as we battle climate change while cleaning the air we breathe.
Nuclear power is also affordable. According to the Independent Electricity System Operator, nuclear power in 2014 provided electricity to families and businesses at 30% below the average cost of power in the province. As labour leaders who represent over 170,000 workers in the province, nuclear power is more than a source of reliable, clean and affordable electricity. It’s about jobs, investment and innovation in communities – large and small – across the province.
That’s why we are working to get the message out about the important role nuclear power plays in the province, voicing our support around the implementation of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan and the importance of refurbishment at Bruce Power and Darlington.
Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer
Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Power Workers’ Union
Society of Energy Professionals