Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is adding new capacity to South Falls Generation Station (GS) through installation of a new 1.5-MW generating unit.
“We’re proud stewards of Ontario’s hydroelectric assets,” said Peter Murray OPG’s Central Plant Manager, in a May 18 statement.” It’s amazing to realize this station has been providing customers with clean, low cost power since 1907.”
Construction on the three-unit station began in the summer of 2015. The old unit had to be chipped out of 100 year-old concrete and replaced. The new unit is more than double the size of the old one and uses existing water flows more efficiently.
South Falls GS is located on the Muskoka River, approximately 10 kilometers south of the town of Bracebridge. OPG receives a regulated price of C4.5 cents per kilo watt-hour (kWh) for the electricity produced by hydro stations like South Falls.