Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Aptil 16, 2017

Northern Ontario’s Newest Clean Energy Source in ServiceThe Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station on New Post Creek is now producing clean electricity ahead of schedule and on budget.

The $300 million project, located about 80 kilometres north of Smooth Rock Falls, is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation. Shown in photo: the project while under construction.

The Peter Sutherland Sr. GS is named after a respected community elder. The two-unit station will provide 28 megawatts to the provincial grid, which is enough to power 25,000 homes.

“This project has gone well due to the relationship we’ve built on a foundation of respect and trust,” says Coral Rapids President Wayne Ross. “There have been many benefits for our community including good paying jobs, transferable skills, and a long term revenue stream.”

Jeff Lyash, OPG President and CEO, notes the work was completed safely and with no lost-time injuries. “That’s an incredible achievement. My thanks go out to our contractor, Kiewit/Aecon and the many workers for their commitment to quality and safety.”

OPG produces about half of the province’s power at a cost that’s about 40% less than other generators. In 2014, OPG delivered North America’s largest climate change action to-date when it stopped burning coal. Today, more than 99% of its power is free of smog and carbon emissions.

Photo source: OPG.



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Newman Electric

Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor throughout Atlantic Canada. Just last year the company was named “2016 Best Electrician” in The Chronicle Herald’s Reader Choice Survey.  Newman Electric offers electrical services in the residential, commercial and Industrial sectors that range in size from big to small projects.

The company started and remains locally owned and operated, employing over 40 certified and experienced electricians in the Halifax region.

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