In the Community
The Bruce Power Summer Bus Tours officially kicked off a noon today. Heather Poechman, Development Student, Community Relations provided the first guided tour on-site to a packed bus.
Tours run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout July and August with three tours daily at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. The one-hour bus tour provides a unique opportunity to see both Bruce A and B generating stations, the historical Douglas Point generating station, Corporate Support Centre along with many other sight-seeing attractions.
As tours fill up fast, we ask that you register ahead of time either online or by calling: 519-361-7777.
Over the last several days, Bruce Power has received inquiries from some of our neighbors about noise coming from Bruce B.
It is very uncommon for the operation of our facilities to cause any noticeable noise, however, over the last few days Bruce B was undertaking some required testing and returning Unit 6 to service following a planned outage to in order to meet the expected electricity demands during the summer as the warmer weather is settling in.
These activities did cause some noise from the facility. Bruce Power provides updates on activities such as this through our website and did so on Thursday but given the questions received wanted to provide this additional communication.
We recognize the region around the site is a very popular and relaxing destination during the summer months in particular and we are very thoughtful about pro-actively communicating and considering when activities are carried-out.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
TIVERTON, ON – July 3, 2015 – The Bruce Power summer bus tour program is set to commence at the Visitors’ Centre on July 7 with three tours a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday throughout July and August.
Scheduled at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. the free tours begin with a short film presentation in the Centre’s theatre followed by a one-hour bus tour of the Bruce Power site. Pre-registration online at www.brucepower.com/bus-tours is recommended to ensure seating. Individuals without access to the Internet can call 519-361-7777.
“We’re pleased to be offering the tours again this summer,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “Last year public interest exceeded our expectations, so this summer we’ve added an additional noon-hour tour.”
Last summer more than 1,600 people signed up for the bus tours with an additional 2,500 drop-in visitors arriving to view the exhibits and displays. This year is shaping up to be just as busy. To date in 2015, more than 1,600 individuals have dropped by the Visitors’ Centre.
“For the third summer in a row we’re extending our regular Monday to Friday hours to include Saturdays,” said Scongack. “Being the world’s largest operating nuclear site and the area’s largest employer means there is a lot of public curiosity about Bruce Power. We’re happy to educate even more people about our site this summer.”
Safety tests at Bruce B
Bruce Power operators will be testing Boiler Safety Relief Valves in Unit 6 at Bruce B intermittently on Thursday, July 2.
The tests will involve short bursts of steam from valves on the roof of the facility. The sound might carry beyond the Bruce Power site boundary for short durations.
It’s an exciting day at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre when a new exhibit arrives.
Such was the case on June 25 when the new Plug N’ Drive exhibit was installed to be used as an educational tool to promote environmental sustainability. Electric cars emit about 90 per cent less CO2 than gas-powered cars and electricity is generally about 80 per cent less expensive than gasoline.