Bruce Power has set a post-refurbishment, long-run record for consecutive days of eight-unit production.
Bruce Power’s reactors surpassed the previous record of 27 days of eight-unit operation this week, and the Bruce A and B stations continue to reliably provide over 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent below the average residential price of power.
“This year, our units have set production records, culminating in this eight-unit, long-run record,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO. “The reliability of these units – especially those at Bruce A, which have been returned to service over the past decade – proves reactors that undergo significant investment in refurbishment and component replacement programs can do an excellent job of providing consistent, carbon-free energy to the province.”
This year, Bruce Power invested about $400 million in planned maintenance outages which supported the strong operational performance of the site. Next year is expected to be another record output year for Bruce Power, which provided reliable and flexible generation when needed, in 2015.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent 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.
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