The Bruce Energy Centre
The Bruce Energy Centre is a world-class industrial park that accommodates the demands of energy, economy and ecology for the 21st century. The centre is designed to allow industry to take advantage of an economical, secure and environmentally friendly source of energy in a well planned development.
High-volume clean energy in
the form of steam comes to the centre from the adjacent BNPD (Bruce
Nuclear Power Development operated by Bruce Power), which is
one of the world’s largest nuclear steam and electricity generating
facility and has a long history of successful operation of the world-renowned
CANDU reactors. When the clean energy from BNPD is combined with
local renewable resources, the result is an energy centre that can
sustain integrated development without harm to the environment.
The Bruce Energy Center (“BEC”) is located on the east shore of Lake Huron between the thriving communities of Kincardine and Port Elgin, part of Bruce County. It is located adjacent to the BNPD, one of the world’s largest independent power generating facility with an infrastructure of 18 billion dollars situated on 932 ha (2,300 acres) of land. BNPD employs more than 3,300 highly-skilled employees and generates enough clean electricity to supply approximately 15 per cent of Ontario's power needs.
Within a day’s drive of major North American markets, Bruce County has a well- established transportation corridor. It has excellent provincial highway access to the major markets of Southern Ontario and the northern United States. Provincial Highways 4, 6, 9, 86, and 21 (all toll-free highways with no weight restrictions) are the main connecting routes to Highway 401 and major North American metropolitan centers. There are a number of trucking companies and commercial/bus lines servicing the area. Bruce County is close to major deep water harbours of the Great Lakes. The Hamilton Port offers a deep water port for international commercial shipping. Regional ports in Goderich, Owen Sound and Collingwood are also accessible. There are 12 harbour marinas along the coastline of Bruce County where commercial and/or pleasure craft may moor. There are four airports in the area. In addition, southern Bruce County is within 180 kilometers of Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
The Bruce Energy Centre is
supplied with industrial quality steam and electricity directly
from the BNPD plant to the west.
At present, the new liberal
government of Ontario’s thrust is to maximize the potential
opportunity provided by the Bruce Energy Centre to investors. Thus,
strategic partnerships have now been formed with the private sector
to transform the BEC into one of the busiest and most efficient
industrial parks in Canada.
The Industrial Park
The Bruce Energy Centre is
a world-class industrial eco-park that meets the demands of energy,
economy and ecology for the 21st century. At the present the Bruce
Energy Centre industrial park consists of approximately 245 acres
of land immediately adjacent to Bruce Power. Additional land has
been assembled for future additions to the industrial park. To date,
the 245 acres have been developed with full services provided to
18 lots, of which six are occupied. Steam, electricity, water and
sewer services are all supplied to the BEC by Ontario Power Generation/Bruce
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