OPG Says Stay Safe Near Rivers and Dams

Hydro Power is at the fingertips of Deer Lake First Nation
Hydro Power in Deer Lake First Nation

Thunder Bay Hydro customers impacted by power outageTHUNDER BAY – Stay safe near riverways and waterways this holiday season.

“The holiday season is always a great time to get together with family, friends and loved ones, so let’s keep it safe,” warns Mike Martelli, OPG’s President Renewable Generation. “Stay away from rivers and dams. The changing currents and flows near our stations mean that if ice starts to form it will be thin and not safe for recreation.”

OPG’s dams and stations are often controlled hundreds of kilometres away. Water flow and currents can change rapidly and without warning. If you are enjoying the outdoors over the holidays stay clear and stay safe.

For information about water safety, please visit www.opg.com/watersafety.

OPG generates safe, clean, reliable, low-cost power for Ontario. More than 99 percent of this power is free of smog and carbon emissions. OPG’s power is priced 40 percent lower than other generators, which helps moderate customer bills.