By Editors of Power Engineering
The power producer said in a statement that continuing to preserve Lambton beyond 2016 was no longer economically feasible, and that the decommissioning would save its customers $11 million. The facility stopped using coal in 2013 in an effort to combat climate change. Conversion of the plant to a cleaner-burning fuel was projected to be unprofitable.
OPG will continue to own the Lambton site. Options for repurposing it will be reviewed over the long term.