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Participant funding to review the environmental impact statement and plant parameter envelope for Ontario Power Generation's Darlington New Nuclear project

This participant funding opportunity is open from October 24 to December 2, 2022.

Participant funding notice

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist Indigenous Nations and communities, members of the public, and stakeholders in the review of 2 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) documents: Use of Plant Parameters Envelope to Encompass the Reactor Designs being Considered for the Darlington Site and Darlington New Nuclear Project Environmental Impact Statement Review Report for Small Modular Reactor BWRX-300. Funding is also intended to support participation in workshops and/or meetings with CNSC staff regarding OPG’s Darlington New Nuclear project (the project) and the submission of comments to the CNSC. It is expected that the documents will be posted on the Let’s Talk Nuclear Safety online consultation platform for comment in late 2022.

The project represents the site preparation, construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of up to 4 new nuclear reactors at the existing Darlington site, owned by OPG, with the goal of generating approximately 1,200 megawatts of electricity. In October 2022, OPG will apply to construct 1 small modular reactor as part of the project. The project would be located on OPG’s Darlington New Nuclear Project site in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, approximately 65 km east of Toronto and on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, and the territory covered by the Williams Treaties with the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations.

Up to $150,000 in participant funding will be disbursed among all eligible applicants for the provision of new, distinctive and valuable information on OPG’s environmental impact statement, plant parameters envelope, and related documentation. Please note that this first stage of funding is intended to assist in the review of the documents and participation in workshops and meetings with CNSC staff. A second stage of funding, to be announced at a later date, will assist with participation in the remainder of the regulatory process, including the review of Commission member documents and documents related to OPG’s application for a licence to construct, and participation at the Commission hearing.

To apply, please submit a participant funding application form. Certain terms and conditions apply. You can submit the form by:

  • Email:
  • Mail: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    c/o Participant Funding Program Administrator
    280 Slater St
    PO Box 1046 Stn B
    Ottawa ON  K1P 5S9
  • Fax: 613-995-5086

Deadline for submitting a participant funding application: December 2, 2022

A funding review committee, independent of the CNSC, will consider all applications for funding and make recommendations on the allocation of funds.

For questions about this specific funding opportunity, contact:

Participant Funding Program Administrator

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