January 2017 | Business View Magazine

152 153 www.youtube.com/user/BrucePower4You @brucepowerngs @Bruce_Power www.facebook.com/BrucePowerNGS The world’s largest operating nuclear facility located on the shores of Lake Huron Low cost. Ontario nuclear is 30% cheaper than the average cost of electricity. - Ontario Energy Board Clean. Nuclear energy produces zero carbon emissions, keeping our air clean for a healthier future. - Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change Jobs. 22,000 high-paying direct and indirect jobs per year. $4 billion in overall annual economic benefit. - Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Innovative. Bruce Power’s reactors produce Cobalt-60, which sterilizes 40% of the world’s single-use medical devices. - cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company located on the shores of Lake Huron in southwestern Ontario. We are Canada’s only private sector nuclear generator and the world’s largest operating nuclear facility. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foun- dation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. The company inject billions of dollars into Ontario’s economy annually, while producing safe energy that produces zero carbon emissions. Bruce Power currently provides over 30 percent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 percent below the average residential cost of power. In fact, Bruce Power is the source of about half of Ontario’s nuclear generation and is the lowest cost source of nuclear energy in the province. Bruce Power has transformed its site by returning four units to service through billions in private investment in our publicly-owned assets. Bruce Power has transformed its workforce through new hiring and training, ex- tending the life of operating units through innovative, planned maintenance programs. In 2015, Bruce Power secured a long-term agreement with the province of Ontario for a life extension program that began January 1, 2016 and will continue over the next two decades, extending the life of our site to 2064. This $13 billion private investment program will guarantee one in three homes, hospitals, schools and businesses receive carbon-free nuclear electricity for generations. I n addition to keeping the lights on, Bruce Power positively impacts millions of people through the world’s health care systems. Bruce Power also has a long-term agreement with Nordion, another Canadian-based company, to supply Cobalt-60 that is used to sterilize more than 40 per cent of the world’s single-use medical equipment. In addition to this, in 2016, Bruce Power and Nordion strengthen their partnership and entered into a new agreement to supply medical-grade Cobalt-60 that will EeQefit FaQFeU SatieQts iQ &aQada aQd aUouQd the ZoUld In fact, Owen Sound’s relatively short distance from major centers is a definite plus when it comes to relocation. Given the skyrocketing house prices elsewhere, people look at the cost differential and think, “Wow, look at what I can buy a couple hours away.” With a population of 22,000, Owen Sound is the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce Counties. These two regions combined repre- sent a primary commercial market of 158,000. Owen Sound is the seat of the County of Grey gov- ernment, and the location of many regional, pro- vincial and federal government offices. There are nine elementary schools, two secondary schools, and six private schools, in addition to a Georgian College campus. There are 15,600 jobs in the community with a considerable number of people coming into the city to work. The broadly defined healthcare sec- tor–private and public–is the largest employer (approx. 3,700). A thriving community anchor, the Grey Bruce Regional Hospital is a large,modern facility doing over 10,000 day surgeries per year, with 44 medical specialists on staff. Manufacturing is responsible for more than 2,000 jobs. RBWTranscontinental Printing, one of the biggest commercial printers in North America, has over 600 local employees. RBW is a state-of-the-art facility. Tenneco Automotive and Hobart Food Equipment Group are also manufacturing facilities that have located in the City. Bruce Power, the largest nuclear gen- owen sound, ontario