Following the discovery of corrosion damage to the plant’s boiler, Ontario Power Generation and the Independent Electricity System Operator announced in July that the Thunder Bay Biomass Generating Station would be permanently taken off the grid. While the damage is repairable, OPG has decided to close down the plant, regardless of negative impacts to the community.
Closure of the Thunder Bay Generating Station (Thunder Bay GS) will negatively impact Thunder Bay and its surrounding communities, resulting in a loss of:
Full-time, local jobs
Local residents and their families (who will be displaced from their jobs and transferred elsewhere)
Backup power needed for emergencies and the support of future mining ventures
Opportunities for future economic growth
Indigenous partnerships facilitated and sustained by opportunities in biomass development
To avoid an extensive loss to our northern communities, a final push is being made by regional leaders to keep Thunder Bay GS from permanent closure.
Let your MP and local MPP know that you
support the continued operation of Thunder Bay GS.