For a full calendar year, Bruce Power’s Unit 5 has reliably provided carbon-free electricity to the people of Ontario.
The Bruce B unit has been one of the top performing CANDU reactors in the world over the past year, and has consistently provided clean power for the province’s electrical grid during the peak summer and winter months, when demand is greatest.
One of the most important aspects of nuclear energy is its reliability when producing massive amounts of energy,
said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power President and CEO.
“Every year we invest hundreds of millions of private dollars in maintenance into our eight units, which continue to be owned by the province. These maintenance programs ensure our units will be there when the people of Ontario need clean and affordable electricity, as Bruce Power nuclear costs ratepayers 30% less than the average power source in 2013.”
On April 22, Bruce Power’s Unit 6 also eclipsed one year of continuous operation.
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, ON, 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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