As Ontario’s largest fleet of combined-cycle turbine gas plants, Atura Power plays a key role in the province’s electricity system and diverse generation supply. Atura’s flexible energy is readily available during peak demand periods, which is important given the intermittent nature of solar and wind power.
Our Vision: Enabling Ontario’s clean energy future with reliable, low-cost power.
Atura by the numbers
A modern, reliable fleet to meet Ontario’s energy needs
Atura Power was registered in October 2019 as the brand name for Ontario Power Generation’s wholly-owned subsidiary operating the largest, most efficient gas-fired fleet in Ontario.
It represents 10% of Ontario’s total dispatchable fleet and is 100% contracted with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
Natural gas is a fossil fuel with environmental impacts. Knowing this, Atura uses modern technology to burn it as efficiently as possible, emitting up to 60% less carbon and fewer air pollutants compared to other fossil fuels.
Natural gas, which plays an important role in maintaining system reliability, has become even more important with the addition of intermittent wind and solar generation. We see natural gas as the partner or enabler of renewable energy, providing the flexibility required to ensure a reliable electricity system.