Bruce Power has opened a new Bruce C Project Office and Community Hub in Saugeen Shores.
People will be able to stop by to learn more about the potential expansion of nuclear capacity at the Bruce site. The office is located at 5102 Goderich Street in Port Elgin. Bruce Power said the project office and community hub will also be located at the Kincardine Training Centre in the near future.
Bruce Power is evaluating the feasibility of expanding its nuclear fleet to create an option to help grow Ontario’s nuclear capacity in the future. An Impact Assessment will consider adding up to 4,800 MW of nuclear capacity at a Bruce C facility, near Bruce A and Bruce B nuclear generating stations. The assessment is expected to serve as an early engagement and planning tool for potential nuclear expansion and is the first step in a multi-year process before any decisions are made. Multiple technologies will be considered.
There will be a Community Information Session at Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre December 10 from 1-4 p.m. Bruce Power has also released an information booklet with details on the Bruce C Project, entitled Bruce C Project: Planning for the Next Generation. Printed copies will be available at Community Information Sessions and the Bruce Power Visitors Centre.
Saugeen Shores mayor Luke Charbonneau said he's pleased that the new office will offer residents a chance to learn more about the project.
“We are delighted that Bruce Power is opening the door to public engagement on Bruce C,” Charbonneau said. “As the community that is home to the majority of Bruce Power employees and contractors, we are excited by the potential for new-build nuclear at the Bruce site. The municipality and its citizens look forward to working with Bruce Power in support of this transformative clean energy project.”
“Bruce Power owes much of its success to the support from our surrounding communities,” said James Scongack, Executive Vice-President and Chief Development Officer. “Bruce Power is dedicated to building and fostering relationships and engaging early in this development process with Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the public while demonstrating its commitment to openness and transparency. We believe early engagement before future decisions are made is a lesson learned for large infrastructure projects and that’s what our engagement is all about.”