Ranney Falls Power Generation Station OPG photo
Keep family and friends safe this Thanksgiving holiday weekend
Toronto – Fri., Oct. 6, 2023 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is urging the public to prioritize safety around waterways during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Recent unseasonably warm weather may make waterways more tempting, but please ensure you are aware and vigilant about the potential dangers. Dry or calm riverbeds around OPG facilities like dams, may look safe but can change quickly into rapidly flowing waterways with dangerous currents.
For more information about water safety, please visit: www.opg.com/watersafety.
- OPG operates 66 hydroelectric stations and 240 dams on 24 Ontario River systems.
- Despite continued warnings, some people disregard our signs and barriers, putting themselves and first responders at risk.
- OPG works with Ontario Provincial Police to enforce these warnings, which could lead to charges.
“Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with family and spend time outdoors,” said Paul Seguin, OPG Senior Vice President, Renewable Generation. “As you gather this weekend, make sure you and your loved ones are staying safe around Ontario’s waterways.”
As one of North America’s largest, most diverse electricity generators, OPG invests in local economies and employs thousands of people across Ontario and the US. OPG and its family of companies are leading the development of new clean technologies, refurbishment of existing assets, and electrification initiatives to power the growing demand of a clean economy for decades to come. Learn more about how the company is advancing these initiatives while prioritizing people, partnerships, and strong communities by reading OPG’s Climate Change Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) strategy