Ontario Power Generation (OPG) this week said it demolished the smoke stacks of the former coal-fired generating station in Nanticoke, Ontario, to make way for the Nanticoke solar project.
OPG and its partner, Six Nations Development Corp., were selected to develop the 44-MW solar facility on the land where the Nanticoke generating station was sited.
“As Ontario nears the 4th anniversary of eliminating coal, few events could be more symbolic than having the stacks brought down at the site of the former Nanticoke Generating Station,” Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, said in a statement. “At its peak, Nanticoke Generating Station was one of the largest air polluters in North America. Ontario’s elimination of coal for electricity generation remains the single largest