TORONTO – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is reminding the public that frontline health care workers need our help as the COVID 19 virus is at a critical state in Ontario. Please stay inside to help win the fight.
“OPG strongly advises individuals to remain indoors as much as possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Stay away from any rivers or dams, especially if they are close to our hydroelectric facilities,” said Mike Martelli, OPG’s President of Renewable Generation. “Please respect the signs and barriers around OPG facilities. They are there for your safety.”
Ice forming near OPG dams and stations is often much thinner than ice elsewhere due to the changing flows and water conditions. This ice is not safe for winter activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. The areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs, buoys, fences, booms and barriers to warn people of the dangers of coming too close.
Enjoy your Easter holidays indoors and remember to stay clear, stay safe and stay inside.
For more information about water safety, please visit: www.opg.com/watersafety
OPG’s dedicated frontline workers will continue generating reliable electricity to power Ontario’s hospitals, care facilities, and homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes having essential staff in place to safely manage the waterways during this year’s spring freshet.
OPG’s efforts to support our communities and frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 health crisis include partnering with Feed Ontario to launch an emergency food box program; donating 700,000 surgical masks, 75,000 N95 masks and 17,500 Tyvek protective suits to the Province of Ontario for distribution to hospitals and care facilities in need; providing 10 Power Assisted Air Purification Respirators (PAAPRs) to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and partnering with Ontario Tech to develop protective shields using 3D printers. Learn more about OPG’s efforts against the spread of COVID-19.
OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America with nuclear, hydro, biomass, solar and gas assets.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.