Terrestrial Energy's Nuclear Innovation Working Group Adds Ontario Power Generation to its Colourful Lineup


Ontario Power Generation, through its representative and President of OPG nuclear Dominique Minière, has recently been added to Terrestrial Energy's Nuclear Innovation Working Group. Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish praised Ontario Power Generation and Dominique Minière for their decades of experience with safe and efficient nuclear power plant operations, and for their market-proven engineering, regulatory and testing programs. For his part, President of OPG nuclear Dominique Minière affirmed that:
"OPG is looking to the future of nuclear generation including the transformative capabilities of Generation IV reactor systems, designed to provide reliable, carbon-free electricity [...]. We are pleased to be working with Terrestrial Energy, an industry leader in Generation IV technology, to share our experience and expertise with engineering and regulatory programs, as they work towards bringing the company’s IMSR power plant technology to Canadian markets."
Terrestrial Energy's Nuclear Innovation Working Group consists of many leading members of the Canadian and International nuclear supply chain and industry.  The group's star line-up currently consists of the following companies and organizations: 
  • Ontario Power Generation, Dominique Minière, President of Nuclear
  • Bruce Power, Michael Rencheck, President and CEO
  • Burns & McDonnell, Glenn Neises, Nuclear Director
  • SNC-Lavalin, EVP, and Candu Energy, President and CEO, William (Bill) A. Fox III
  • Corporate Risk Associates Limited, Jasbir Sidhu, CEO
  • Kinectrics, David Harris, President, and CEO
  • Laker Energy Products, Christopher Hughes, President, and CEO
  • Promotion, Mark Zimny, President and CEO
  • Sargent & Lundy, Michael J. Knaszak, Senior Vice President and Project Director
Terrestrial Energy is being advised by the same said working group during its currently in progress Phase 2 of its Vendor Design Review Program.  As well, Terrestrial Energy is also being advised by the working group on the development and deployment of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor IMSR power plant.

About Terrestrial Energy


Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology. IMSR technology represents a true innovation in cost reduction, versatility, and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. They have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Their deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, Terrestrial Energy is engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR engineering and to commission first IMSR power plants in the late 2020s.

About OPG


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) operates a diversified generation portfolio with an installed capacity of 16,295 MW, comprised of nuclear, hydroelectric, thermal, and solar power. Through our facilities, OPG generates clean, reliable and low-cost energy, delivering about 50 percent of Ontario’s electricity. More than 90 percent of this power is free of smog and carbon emissions.

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