April 24-27, 2018
The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
OPG ready to power the EV revolution
As Ontario’s largest clean power generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has long played a key role in supporting electric vehicles (EVs).
The company founded Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization that advocates for EVs. Now, OPG is well-positioned to use its clean power to help propel the province’s electric mobility plans.
With Ontario’s electricity sector largely decarbonized thanks to OPG’s shut down of its coal generation, the next big opportunity to fight climate change is using the company’s clean power to electrify the transportation sector. This will help the province meet its carbon reduction targets set out in its Climate Change Action Plan.
To spur greater adoption of EVs, OPG is leading by example as it electrifies its own fleet of cars, SUVs and minivans by replacing gas-powered vehicles with EVs and hybrids. Converting most of the company’s vehicle fleet could result in potential savings of more than $3 million, per year over time.
OPG is also installing EV chargers for employees and visitors at the company’s various sites and offices, as well as piloting the deployment of electric boats at two of its hydroelectric stations.
OPG continues to support Plug’n Drive through the sponsorship of its newly opened Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, which includes the OPG Power Place conference room. Visitors to the new centre can learn more about EVs, batteries and charging, and also test drive the vehicles.
Looking ahead, OPG is exploring opportunities to electrify transportation more broadly across Ontario in a number of key areas, including mass transit, fleet vehicles, school buses and cargo/trucking. Future business opportunities may also include tapping into deployed EV batteries to provide power to the grid.
About OPG: OPG produces about half of the electricity Ontario homes, schools, hospitals and businesses rely on each day. In 2014, the company stopped burning coal to produce electricity – North America’s single largest action to combat climate change to date. Today, the power OPG generates is more than 99 per cent free of smog and carbon emissions. We are committed to ensuring our energy production is reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable for Ontarians today and in the future.
EV2018VÉ Conference & Trade Show
April 24th to 27th, 2018 | The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) invites you to the 9th annual national event, taking place in Ottawa, Ontario from April 24th to 27th, 2018. Focusing on all modes of ground electric transportation, the EV/VÉ Conference and Trade Show is the most important and respected event in the EV industry in Canada.