Ontario Nuclear Advantage

Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage

Providing low-cost power to families and businesses

Get the facts on nuclear power and energy pricing in Ontario.

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Low-cost nuclear power meets 60% of Ontario’s energy needs. It is the backbone of the province’s electricity system, and the reasons are clear:

  • The cost of nuclear power generation in Ontario is significantly lower than the average residential price. It provides families and businesses with a low-cost source of electricity that saves money compared to other energy options.
  • Ontario’s three nuclear facilities – Bruce Power, OPG Darlington and OPG Pickering – create jobs and economic growth in communities across the province.
  • Nuclear power helps Ontario meet its climate change goals by keeping the air clean.

Modern health care around the world capitalizes on Ontario’s role as a leading supplier of Cobalt-60.


Ontario has made nuclear electricity a key element in its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) because it provides many benefits. Low-cost electricity, clean air and local jobs are just some of them.

The long-term investment programs underway across Ontario’s nuclear fleet – including OPG Pickering, OPG Darlington and Bruce Power – will secure this low-cost source of electricity over the long term, while meeting our needs today. Nuclear generation in Ontario is currently paid 6.6 cents per kilowatt/hour (kw/h) compared to the average residential price of 11 cents per kw/h.

Ontarians will also benefit from avoided costs of cap and trade by using clean nuclear. In fact, between 2017 and 2064, carbon-free nuclear from Bruce Power and OPG, when compared to alternatives, will avoid between $18 billion and $95 billion in carbon costs that ratepayers would have to fund if this output was replaced by fossil fuels.

There is a myth that, due to the capital investments required in nuclear power, the consequence is a high price of electricity, which simply isn’t true, because nuclear facilities operate for decades and generate large volumes of electricity on a consistent basis. Ontario’s nuclear facilities have a demonstrated track record of high reliability.

  • Bruce Power will be investing $13 billion into its Life-Extension Program, allowing its units to operate through 2064. The Bruce Power site is home to eight CANDU reactors.
  • OPG will be refurbishing its units at Darlington between 2016 and 2026 at a cost of $12.8 billion, allowing them to run through the late-2050s. The Darlington facility is home to four CANDU reactors.

The cost paid to nuclear covers everything including the operation of the facility, investments and long-term liabilities, including waste and the eventual decommissioning at its end of life.

Get the facts. It’s critical for Ontarians to understand the details about energy pricing and the positive role nuclear energy plays. Learn more about Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage.

Latest News

Nuclear Innovation Institute temporary headquarters at OCNI Office in Port Elgin

Monday, November 12, 2018
In a joint statement November 9, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have announced that they will look for a new site on which to build the Ontario Nuclear Innovative Institute (NII).

Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future.

Ottawa and Victoria team up to fund nuclear medicine hub

Monday, November 5, 2018
After touring the TRIUMF particle accelerator facility at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $10.23 million in new federal funding to develop the Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI), a nuclear medicine hub at the facility. 

MOU signed by Canadian nuclear delegation and Romanian nuclear suppliers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Terrestrial Energy’s advanced molten salt reactor design is paving the way for the next generation of clean, affordable and reliable nuclear power plants in Canada and around the world.

Friday, October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018, Oakville, Ontario – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is proud to recognize Terrestrial Energy as an innovation leader in the nuclear industry. 

2018 DARLINGTON REFURBISHMENT OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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