Unit 2 creating steam for first time in 17 years
Unit 2 created steam for the first time in 17 years this week, a momentous milestone in the return to service of the unit.
The production of steam, which is created to drive the turbine and produce safe, clean and reliable electricity for Ontarians, brings Bruce Power ever-closer to synchronizing Unit 2 to the province’s electrical grid.
As we get closer to returning Unit 2 to service, Bruce Power is also required to test 16 boiler steam relief valves. Each test generally lasts about a minute and we plan to test two valves every six hours for the duration of the resetting work over the next few days.
Neighbours of the Bruce site may notice some steam coming from Bruce A, and a low rumbling sound resembling distant rolling thunder may be audible. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our neighbours.