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July 2022

Save Pickering

How Ontario can save its clean energy future by refurbishing Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

In Brief

Ontario's world-class low-carbon grid is unprepared for the loss of 3,100 megawatts of clean, reliable power from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. We urge the Government of Ontario to direct OPG to extend the operating life of this invaluable asset.

Executive Summary

Ontario faces an energy crossroad. Its world-class low-carbon grid is unprepared for the loss of 3,100 megawatts of clean, reliable power from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, yet the station is scheduled to close in 2025. Extending the life of the station would secure years of carbon-free electricity and thousands of high-quality jobs in STEM, manufacturing, business, and skilled trades.

Save Pickering makes the case for extending the operating life of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, centered on its crucial importance to:


  1. Energy security and electrification

  2. Economics and industry

  3. Environment and climate change


We urge the Government of Ontario to direct OPG to extend the operating life of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station beyond the planned closure date of 2025, and to re-examine the feasibility of the station's refurbishment.


The Government of Ontario must act now to secure Pickering's continued operation or else forfeit its climate leadership and strategic positioning as an economic and technological powerhouse for the world’s electrified, low-carbon future.

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