On the heels of its best four-unit run since 1981, a Bruce A unit has been removed from service for a $58 million planned maintenance outage.

Unit 1 was removed from service on Jan. 30 after 99 consecutive days of supplying safe, reliable and carbon-free nuclear energy to Ontarians, during the cold winter months. Unit 1 was returned to service in 2012 after it had been shut down by the former Ontario Hydro in the 1990s.

We’re very proud of our staff at Bruce A, which has safely performed an immense amount of work to fine-tune Unit 1 in the post-Restart years,

said Len Clewett, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer.

The people of Ontario are now reaping the rewards of our employees’ commitment to safely and reliably operating Bruce A.
The station also set a post-1981 long-run record of 91 consecutive days of four-unit operation, before Unit 3 was removed from service for a short-duration, planned maintenance outage.

The 91-day long run also tripled a post-Restart record of 28 days of four-unit operation.

With this long-run record, we continue to prove to the people of Ontario that refurbishment of nuclear reactors can be successful and is an excellent investment in low-cost, clean energy that will produce safely for decades,

Clewett said.

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