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Ontario Power Generation suspends gas conversion at Thunder Bay

Ontario Power Generation (OPG)says it is suspending further work on the Thunder Bay Generating Station gas conversion pending a review by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) of electricity needs in Northwestern Ontario.

The OPA, the province’s supply planning arm, has informed OPG it needs time to explore other options for electricity supply in the northwest part of the province. When the OPA is ready to proceed, OPG says it will provide its best option for consideration at that time.

OPG says it continues to explore repowering options at its Thunder Bay Generating Station and at its other coal-fired plants, and that the suspension of this project will not impact current operations.

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