Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the Bruce Power relicensing process, which will include a formal hearing in Ottawa on Feb. 5, as well as three days of hearings – April 14-16 – at the Kincardine Legion.

Public support and engagement has always been a key component to Bruce Power’s success and one we never take for granted,

said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

We encourage people to get involved in the process and have their say.

Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), will hold the two-part public hearing on the application by Bruce Power for a five-year renewal of its power reactor operating licence for Bruce A and B. The public hearings will be webcast live and then archived for a period of 90 days on the CNSC website, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca

Members of the public who have an interest or expertise in this matter, or information that may be useful to the Commission, are invited to comment on Bruce Power’s application during Part 2 of the hearing in Kincardine. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by March 16, either online at nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/the-commission/intervention, via mail c/o Louise Levert, Secretariat, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, 280 Slater St., Box 1046, Ottawa, Ont., K1P 5S9 or email at interventions@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca.

The request must include a written submission of the comments to be presented to the Commission, a statement setting out whether the requester wishes to intervene by way of written submission only or by way of written submission and oral presentation, and name, address and telephone number of the requester.

Agendas, hearing transcripts and information on the hearing process are available at the CNSC website, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.

Bruce Power has advanced a number of outreach initiatives, including Version 2 of its iPad and iPhone apps, collaboration with EnergyMobile for the GridWatch app, which provides up-to-the-minute electricity supply mix information, as well as the Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage campaign, an outreach initiative that highlights the strength and benefits of Ontario’s nuclear industry. The company also donated iPads to libraries in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties to help explain Ontario’s electricity sector.

The company also reintroduced site tours in 2014 for the first time since 2001. Four bus tours were held each week in July and another two tours were added to each week of August to help meet demand, with over 1,900 participants. Improvements continued at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre in 2014 including a new, interactive Radiation Exhibit that was installed in December. The exhibit illustrates types and sources of radiation, as well as techniques nuclear energy workers use to minimize exposure. It features a video component as well as a hands-on, role playing activity. The Visitors’ Centre hosted more than 10,000 people in 2014.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com