Today, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced that it selected GE Hitachi as the contractor to deliver its first small modular reaction (SMR). Following the announcement, Society of United Professionals President Michelle Johnston congratulated OPG on reaching this important accomplishment.
“Ontario Power Generation’s selection of GE Hitachi to deliver Ontario’s first small modular reactor is an extraordinary milestone in the province’s journey toward its net-zero carbon future,” said Johnston. “While Ontario has invested heavily in a cleaner energy grid, all that is at risk due to increasing reliance on natural gas. The Darlington small modular reactor will bring Ontario clean, affordable nuclear power and a bright economic future with good local jobs.”
“I offer my congratulations to the OPG leadership and staff, including Society of United Professionals members, who helped the company reach this point in the development of small modular reactors.”
Representing more than 3,000 OPG employees, the Society of United Professionals has reviewed OPG’s plans to build an SMR at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station for its health and safety, environmental and other impacts. Based on that review, the Society of United Professionals has consistently supported this SMR project at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licensing hearings.
The Society of United Professionals is the union of choice for Ontario’s professional workers. Society members predominantly work in energy, legal and information technology sectors as engineers, scientists, lawyers and professionals of many other stripes.