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May 5, 2021

Port Elgin, ONMay 5th, 2021 – Creating a clean energy future and achieving net zero carbon emissions will require hard work, innovation, and collective action. Bruce County, Grey County, and Huron County have demonstrated their commitment to these principles by joining together behind the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s Clean Energy Frontier program.

Resolutions passed individually by Bruce, Grey and Huron County Councils have formally endorsed the Clean Energy Frontier, a program that builds on the region’s advantages in clean energy. Working with local communities, governments, and industry stakeholders, the program will position the region as Canada’s Clean Energy Frontier by taking a forward-looking approach to foster local clean energy advancements and demonstrate leadership in reaching a net zero carbon emissions future.

The program will build on the work of the Nuclear Economic Development and Innovation Initiative, a joint initiative between Bruce Power and Bruce County that brought more than 60 clean energy supply chain companies to the tri-county region of Bruce, Grey and Huron. As the successor to this initiative, the Clean Energy Frontier will continue to ensure that local communities in the tri-county region capitalize on the advantages and opportunities presented by the drive toward a clean energy economy.

“One of our greatest strengths as a region is the foresight and commitment to seizing new opportunities, which is continually shown by our local governments in Bruce, Grey, and Huron,” said John Peevers, Director of Community, Media Relations and Economic Development at Bruce Power. “At Bruce Power, we are proud to operate in the heart of rural Ontario and work with our communities to build the tri-county region into Canada’s Clean Energy Frontier.”

Already, the Clean Energy Frontier is home to Bruce Power, which supplies 30% of Ontario’s electricity in the form of clean nuclear power, and a supply chain of more than 60 companies operating in the clean energy industry. The Clean Energy Frontier program will leverage these advantages to create new opportunities for communities while also providing leadership and action on emerging areas of focus like a hydrogen economy, an electric-vehicle future, carbon offsets and sequestration and more.  

“Bruce County is very proud to be working alongside our regional partners in Grey and Huron and with the Nuclear Innovation Institute to build new opportunities in clean energy here at home. All while demonstrating our region’s role in a clean energy future,” said Janice Jackson, Warden of Bruce County. “I am confident that, by working together, we will stake our claim as Canada’s Clean Energy Frontier.”

“Much like climate change itself, innovation and collaboration are not constrained by municipal boundaries,” said Selwyn Hicks, Warden of Grey County. “Grey County is excited to be part of the Clean Energy Frontier and we are looking forward to our region seizing new opportunities and playing a leadership role in our drive toward a net zero carbon future.”

“Huron County is a forward-looking and innovative municipality. We recognize that we all have a role to play in a clean energy future,” said Glen McNeil, Warden of Huron County. “We are proud to work with Bruce and Grey Counties and the Nuclear Innovation Institute to show that a strong, healthy future starts right here in the Clean Energy Frontier.”

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About the Clean Energy Frontier

The Clean Energy Frontier program is an advocacy, awareness-raising and economic development program led by Bruce Power and Bruce County, operating within the Nuclear Innovation Institute. The program focuses on promoting the valuable contribution that Bruce, Grey and Huron bring to Ontario and Canada in the drive towards a net-zero future while building on the region’s advantages in clean energy.

For more information, contact:

Clean Energy Frontier - Chad Richards – Director - 519-831-5485– chad.richards@nii.ca

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