One of the world’s top-performing CANDU reactors is now receiving $86.7 million worth of planned maintenance, after a 516-day continuous run.

Bruce Power’s Unit 5 was safely removed from service on Friday, Oct. 3, for the planned outage, which is scheduled for 50 days. About 400 temporary workers have been hired for the outage.

Unit 5 has completed yet another impressive run of continuous operation, running without fail for the people of Ontario since its last planned maintenance outage in early-2013,

said Brian O’Grady, Senior Vice President, Bruce B.

“Bruce Power’s $86 million investment in this planned maintenance outage will set up Unit 5 well for another long stretch of providing safe, reliable and carbon-free energy to the people of Ontario.”

Bruce Power will also harvest about 25 rods of Cobalt-60 from the Unit 5 reactor during the outage. The Cobalt-60 will be used by Ottawa-based Nordion to sanitize medical instruments to help maintain public safety in our hospitals, O’Grady added. Bruce Power is the largest supplier of Cobalt-60 in Ontario.

To learn more about Unit 5, as well as the history of Bruce Power, watch our Guide to Bruce Power video.

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:

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