37th Annual CNS Conference - 2017 June 04-07

Presented at:
37th Annual CNS Conference
2017 June 04-07
Niagara Falls
Session Title:
Plenary I: Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension 1

Glenn Jager (President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Ontario Power Generation Nuclear)


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is currently undertaking some of the most ambitious projects around nuclear plant life extension in the world. 

The Canadian company has just completed the first phase of its 10-year, $12.8 billion ‎refurbishment of the CANDU Darlington Nuclear station refurbishment. ‎ The 4-unit, 3,512MW station provides 20 percent of the power for the Province, and the refurbishment is currently taking place alongside three operating units. 

In addition, OPG‎ has invested $200 million in the life extension of its six-unit CANDU Pickering Nuclear Station.  ‎The 3,252 MW station provides 13 percent of the power for the Province.  The station was originally scheduled to be shut down by 2020.

Mr Jager will ‎discuss the two projects, their status and project timelines, and offer lessons learned to-date.

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