OPG to Decommission Lambton Generating Station

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced today it will decommission its Lambton Generating Station in 2017. 

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.

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