OPG completes Darlington Unit 2 Project construction

08 April 2020

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), along with its project partners and vendors, has 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. 

OPG is also taking steps to ensure a stable supply of clean electricity during the COVID-19 crisis to keep the lights on for hospitals, families and essential businesses. This includes protecting the wellbeing of workers and supporting public safety through physical distancing at work sites and prioritizing work to limit the number of people at OPG stations.

OPG will continue operating the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 3 reactor, temporarily delaying the planned start of its refurbishment, which was scheduled to begin in May. In the coming weeks, the Darlington Unit 3 project team will determine the best time to restart the project, ensuring the required critical resources and materials are available.