Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is nearing completion of a major renovation at its Sir Adam Beck 2 generating station at Niagara Falls, on the border of the US and Canada.

The upgrade project, which began in 1996 and is scheduled for completion later this month, adds 194MW to Ontario’s electricity system.

Some of the station’s older turbine-generator equipment is being replaced with newer technology. The project is also currently tracking at about 15% below its original budget estimate of US$200M.

‘Over these past nine years, all 16 generating units at the Beck 2 station have been upgraded in what is one of the most ambitious rehabilitation projects of its kind. We are pleased to successfully complete this multi-year project and to have added a significant amount of generating capacity to the Sir Adam Beck generating complex,’ said Jim Twomey, OPG’s Senior Vice President of Electricity Production.