Bruce Power announces launch of Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. in an effort to fight climate change

Graphic supplied by Bruce Power. 2019

Bruce Power has launched a new entity that it says will help “leverage the role of nuclear to fight climate change.”

In a release, Bruce Power states that it is further solidifying its commitment to fighting climate change and leading Canada toward a zero-emissions future. The release details how Bruce Power will “repurpose and leverage the business of Huron Wind, a 9 Megawatt wind farm located near Tiverton, to identify and invest in clean energy initiatives that complement the role of nuclear and assist Bruce Power and Ontario in achieving their Net Zero targets.” Huron Wind was the first ever commercial wind farm in the province and is co-owned by TC Energy and OMERS.

The goal of the initiative is to help Bruce Power achieve net-zero emissions from the Bruce Power main site by 2027. The nuclear energy company also announced further commitment to building Zero Emission Vehicle infrastructure, announcing a payment of $250,000 over the next five years going towards Plug’n Drive as part of that company’s commitment to be net zero also by 2027.

“Decarbonizing the economy requires action,” shares Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “Today’s launch of Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. moves us one step closer to Net Zero by 2027 by building off Bruce Power’s foundational nuclear output as a key enabler of decarbonisation. Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. will unlock the potential of other complementary technologies to nuclear, including storage, hydrogen, carbon off-sets, renewables and vehicle electrification to achieve a Net Zero future.”

The new website for Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. can be seen here http://www.brucepowernetzero.com. Bruce Power also announced a Net Zero Expressions of Interest program, with more information available on the new site.