"New Niagara Tunnel Helps Ontario Replace Coal with Hydro"

"TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 4, 2013 (ENS) – The province of Ontario is harnessing more renewable electricity from Niagara Falls through the just-completed Niagara Tunnel Project, as part of its plan to phase out its coal-fired power plants by the end of 2014."

"The new tunnel, which is more than 10 kilometers (six miles) in length, carries water from the Niagara River to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station. This will supply Ontario with enough electricity to power the homes and businesses of a city the size of Barrie, a central Ontario city of 136,000.

Built at a cost of C$1.5 billion, the tunnel will annually produce more power, on average, than Ontario cities the size of Niagara Falls or Kingston use every year.

The largest hydroelectric project to come into service in Ontario for the past 50 years, the Niagara Tunnel Project took more than seven years to build. While under construction, it was the largest renewable energy project of its type anywhere in the world."

Environment News Service had the story April 4, 2013.

Source: ENS, 04/05/2013