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Bruce Power CEO holding annual Telephone Town Hall

TIVERTON, ONJan. 20, 2015 Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, will hold his second annual Telephone Town Hall with thousands of Bruce, Grey and Huron County residents on Jan. 27.

During the teleconference, Hawthorne will discuss Bruce Power’s accomplishments in 2014, while looking at what’s ahead in 2015 at the world’s largest operating nuclear facility. Residents of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties will receive an automated phone call at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, asking them to remain on the line should they want to join Hawthorne on the Telephone Town Hall, which begins at 7 p.m.

The teleconference is slated to last an hour and the CEO will answer as many questions from the public as he can during the allotted time.

“Last year’s Telephone Town Hall was a huge success, with over 11,000 residents joining me in a frank discussion about Bruce Power and nuclear’s role in Ontario’s energy supply mix,” Hawthorne said. “I addressed many excellent questions and hopefully provided insight into the importance of safe, reliable and carbon-free Bruce Power nuclear energy during the call. I encourage people to mark the Town Hall on their calendar and join me for what should be a lively discussion.”

If you would like to guarantee yourself a spot on the call, please dial 1-877-519-6647 and enter PIN 473708. If you’d like your name removed from the call list, please visit www.brucepower.com/optout.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Bruce Power encourages public to get involved in relicensing process

TIVERTON, ONJan. 16, 2015 – Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the Bruce Power relicensing process, which will include a formal hearing in Ottawa on Feb. 5, as well as three days of hearings – April 14-16 – at the Kincardine Legion.

“Public support and engagement has always been a key component to Bruce Power’s success and one we never take for granted,” said James Scongack, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “We encourage people to get involved in the process and have their say.”

Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), will hold the two-part public hearing on the application by Bruce Power for a five-year renewal of its power reactor operating licence for Bruce A and B. The public hearings will be webcast live and then archived for a period of 90 days on the CNSC website, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca.

Members of the public who have an interest or expertise in this matter, or information that may be useful to the Commission, are invited to comment on Bruce Power’s application during Part 2 of the hearing in Kincardine. Requests to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission by March 16, either online at nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/the-commission/intervention, via mail c/o Louise Levert, Secretariat, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, 280 Slater St., Box 1046, Ottawa, Ont., K1P 5S9 or email at interventions@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca.

The request must include a written submission of the comments to be presented to the Commission, a statement setting out whether the requester wishes to intervene by way of written submission only or by way of written submission and oral presentation, and name, address and telephone number of the requester.

Agendas, hearing transcripts and information on the hearing process are available at the CNSC website, www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca. More information, including a relicensing briefing document, is available at www.brucepower.com/licence-renewal-2015.

Bruce Power has advanced a number of outreach initiatives, including Version 2 of its iPad and iPhone apps, collaboration with EnergyMobile for the GridWatch app, which provides up-to-the-minute electricity supply mix information, as well as the Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage campaign, an outreach initiative that highlights the strength and benefits of Ontario’s nuclear industry. The company also donated iPads to libraries in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties to help explain Ontario’s electricity sector.

The company also reintroduced site tours in 2014 for the first time since 2001. Four bus tours were held each week in July and another two tours were added to each week of August to help meet demand, with over 1,900 participants. Improvements continued at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre in 2014 including a new, interactive Radiation Exhibit that was installed in December. The exhibit illustrates types and sources of radiation, as well as techniques nuclear energy workers use to minimize exposure. It features a video component as well as a hands-on, role playing activity. The Visitors’ Centre hosted more than 10,000 people in 2014.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

 

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Bruce Power produces record amount of energy in 2014

TIVERTON, ONJan. 12, 2014 Bruce Power’s eight units set a company record for electricity output in 2014, with Bruce A and B surpassing a site record previously achieved in 1991.

This record-setting production allowed Bruce Power to provide 30 per cent of Ontario’s power at 30 per cent less than the average price of electricity in 2014, keeping costs stable for families and businesses, said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO.

“I’m extremely proud of our accomplishments in 2014, and must recognize our employees for the important work they do in keeping our eight units producing safe and carbon-free nuclear energy that’s there for the people of Ontario when they need it,” Hawthorne said.

Nuclear continues to be a workhorse in the province providing 62 per cent of Ontario’s electricity in 2014. Hydro provided 24 per cent, natural gas, nine per cent; and wind, four per cent, while other sources chipped in one per cent.

In 2014, Bruce Power invested over $200 million in private dollars into publicly owned assets during planned maintenance outages on Units 3, 5 and 7. The result of these outages is more reliable reactors, which keep electricity prices low and Ontario’s air clean, he added.

“Bruce Power plays a major role in Ontario’s energy supply mix, and we will continue to invest millions of private dollars into these provincially owned reactors every year to maintain their reliability,” Hawthorne added.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

 

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Bruce Power selected to participate in prestigious international peer review

 

 

TIVERTON, ON – Dec. 19, 2014 Bruce Power announced today it will participate in an operational safety performance review led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The review will focus on Bruce B, which is recognized internationally for its strong safety and operational performance and was awarded the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) award of excellence in recognition of its world-class performance in November.

“I’m honoured we have been chosen to participate in this prestigious international review, where we will share the progress we’ve made on the Bruce Power site since 2001, and continue to do what nuclear operators do best – focus on sharing best practices and continuous improvement,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO, Bruce Power. “By any measure, we work in one of the safest industries in the world and this level of performance is only achieved through sharing our experiences and successes as an industry, while always being open and transparent about how we can do better.”

Bruce Power will host a group of international nuclear experts led by IAEA through an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) Mission in 2015. Bruce Power was put forward for this review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Canada’s independent nuclear regulator and an active participant in the international nuclear community.

“Bruce Power is a cornerstone of Canada’s nuclear industry, which provides employment for more than 30,000 Canadians and helps make Canada’s electricity supply among the cleanest in the world,” said the Hon. Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology. “Our government continues to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in the nuclear industry, and we welcome Bruce Power’s participation in this international nuclear safety review.”

The OSART Program has been in place since 1982, providing member states the opportunity to share best practices and also to support continuous improvements to their operations. Best practices identified through these reviews are shared through the IAEA to other nuclear operators.

“We all know the role that Bruce Power plays in southwestern Ontario as both a good corporate citizen and contributor to Ontario’s economy through investment and low-cost electricity, but I don’t think many realize how well respected the organization is on the international stage,” said Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce. “I’m pleased that Bruce Power has been selected to participate in this prestigious international peer review so we can share our best practices and learn from others.”

Bruce Power’s facilities are licensed by the CNSC, which has inspectors on site and publishes an annual report on the safety performance of all nuclear power plants in Canada. Bruce Power’s positive report card from 2013 can be found at http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/pubs_catalogue/uploads/2013-CNSC-NPP-Safety-Report-eng.pdf.

In addition, Bruce Power is also an active member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, which also conducts reviews of facilities with extensive information sharing.

For more information on the OSART Mission, watch a YouTube video at http://bit.ly/1AkIbhF. Additionally, a page on the Bruce Power website has been dedicated to this review at www.brucepower.com/safety-first/osart2015.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Bruce Power delivers 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average price of power in 2014

TIVERTON, ONDec. 18, 2014 – It was another busy year at Bruce Power, as the world’s largest operating nuclear facility provided over 30 per cent of Ontario’s energy at 30 per cent less than the average cost of electricity. Bruce Power also played a key role in the province’s energy mix and contributing to the economy in a positive way through jobs and investment.

“Bruce Power and its employees are very proud of the work we do, providing Ontarians with a reliable source of affordable electricity that our families and businesses can count on,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO. “Every day, our employees use innovative techniques and made-in-Ontario technologies to produce safe, reliable and carbon-free electricity for the people of the province, and we are committed to continuing this over the long term.”

The following are some of Bruce Power’s accomplishments in 2014.

  • The company invested over $200 million in private dollars into publicly owned reactors, during three planned maintenance outages. These maintenance investment programs help to increase the reliability and extend the life of Bruce Power’s units, which provide over 30 per cent of Ontario’s power at 30 per cent below the average price of electricity.

 

  • Bruce Power played a key role in Ontario’s decision to shut down its coal-fired generation plants, providing 70 per cent of the electricity the province needed to do so. The final coal facility in Ontario was closed in early-2014.

 

  • Bruce B was the top performing multi-unit CANDU plant in the world and was recognized internationally being awarded the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) award of excellence in recognition of its world-class performance. In doing so, Unit 5 surpassed 500 days of continuous operation. The unit, one of the top performing CANDU reactors in the world, played a key role in the success of Bruce B in 2014, which provided over 15 per cent of Ontario’s electricity.

 

  • Bruce A achieved its first full calendar year of four-unit operation since the units were removed from service in the 1990s. These units are an essential component to getting off – and staying off – coal generation in Ontario. The 6,300 megawatts of total generation from the Bruce Power site is supported by Hydro One’s new Bruce-Milton Transmission Line.

 

  • All eight units at Bruce Power provided up to 2,400 megawatts of flexible, emissions-free generation to the Ontario market to manage changing supply and demand, duplicating many of the dynamic attributes that coal used to provide the Ontario market.

 

  • Bruce Power forged a $300 million agreement with B&W Canada, which will see the Cambridge company supply important services for all Bruce Power units, to meet the company’s ongoing operational needs. The agreement will allow B&W Canada to continue to be a major employer, providing highly skilled jobs within the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge region and throughout southwestern Ontario.

 

  • The company also signed an agreement to supply Cobalt-60 from the Bruce B reactors to Nordion, an Ottawa-based company that sterilizes 40 per cent of the world’s single-use medical devices and equipment. A new public education website was launched to highlight this innovative partnership: www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.

 

  • Partnerships formed in 2014 helped to create more awareness around the importance of Bruce Power and nuclear energy in Ontario. The Economic Impact Study, ‘Affordable Power. Jobs & Growth,’ was a joint report with business and union partners that outlined the billions in jobs and economic investment refurbishing Bruce Power’s six remaining reactors would represent. The company also teamed up with the Asthma Society of Canada to release the ‘Clean Air Ontario’ report, which looked at how Bruce Power played a key role in the province shutting down coal plants.

 

  • Bruce Power was awarded a gold level certification for excellence in Progressive Aboriginal Relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). This is the highest level of recognition offered by the CCAB and Bruce Power is one of only 12 companies in Canada to receive the designation. The company also teamed up with the Bluewater District School Board and the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative to offer an innovative educational program for local Aboriginal youth.

 

  • In the community, Bruce Power invested about $1.5 million in events and organizations through its Sponsorship and Community Investment Program. This included a multi-year donation of $2 million to support health care infrastructure improvements throughout the region. Bruce Power also awarded $50,000 in post-secondary scholarships to 100 students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties. The scholarship recipients celebrated at a breakfast with Duncan Hawthorne before heading back to school.

 

  • Bruce Power advanced educational initiatives in 2014, including Version 2 of its iPad and iPhone apps, the collaboration with EnergyMobile for the GridWatch app, which provides up-to-the-minute electricity supply mix information, as well as the Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage campaign, an outreach initiative that highlights the strength and benefits of Ontario’s nuclear industry. The company also donated iPads to libraries in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties to help explain Ontario’s electricity sector.
  • The company also reintroduced site tours for the first time since 2001. Four bus tours were held each week in July and another two tours were added to each week of August to help meet demand, with over 1,900 participants.

 

  • Bruce Power Direct launched a conservation product for Ontario businesses, which will help them better understand and manage their energy use, benefitting both the balance sheet and the environment in the process. The online tool is called the ‘Bruce Power Saver.’ Learn more at www.brucepowerdirect.com/powersaver.

 

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Bruce Power launches conservation product for Ontario businesses

 

 

TIVERTON, ON – Dec. 12, 2014 – Today Bruce Power is launching a conservation product for Ontario businesses, which will help them better understand and manage their energy use, benefitting both the balance sheet and the environment in the process. The online tool is called the ‘Bruce Power Saver.’

“Although we’re in the nuclear power generation business, we also recognize the importance of a balanced supply mix and creating a culture of conservation in Ontario,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “While we provide Ontario’s electricity system with low-cost, stable electricity, these innovative tools will help Ontario businesses and consumers to be successful by maximizing their energy efficiency.”

The new product was launched in conjunction with a new partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) to help its members save on electricity through a special offer on the Bruce Power Saver, the virtual energy manager that provides energy analytics and insights to help businesses eliminate wasteful electricity use, identify anomalies and develop a continuous plan of improvement.

“The combination of powerful data through this innovative product, as well as Bruce Power’s team of experts, which is well respected in the Ontario energy market, will benefit CME members and Ontario business,” said Ian Howcroft, Vice President of CME Ontario. “We believe products such as the Bruce Power Saver are complimentary to building a modern electricity system where we can encourage conservation, while also having a low-cost, stable source such as Bruce Power nuclear.”

A video of the Bruce Power Saver product can be found on our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/1GoV0Ht.

Bruce Power has also made available to the public a number of free online calculators, also available for the iPad and iPhone, so electricity users can better understand and manage their energy costs. These calculators have been made available at no charge to home owners:

All of these free calculators are also available on Bruce Power’s App for both the iPad and iPhone at www.brucepowerapp.com.

To learn more about the Bruce Power Saver, visit www.brucepowerdirect.com/powersaver.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Statement on 2015 planned outages

There has been some recent interest in planned outages within Ontario’s nuclear fleet in 2015, specifically the Bruce B Vacuum Building Outage (VBO).

This interest is not surprising given the importance of Bruce Power’s nuclear output to meet the needs of the province; however, additional context is important.

The Bruce B VBO will be approximately a month in duration and commence in mid-April. Bruce Power works closely with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to ensure the timing of these outages can be accommodated to meet the needs of the system. These outages are approved just before they begin and discussions with the IESO will continue to ensure the system needs of the province are maintained.

The timing of these outages are selected during periods of the year where demand is expected to be low – usually the spring or fall. Additionally, during this period, Bruce Power has no planned outages at Bruce A. Extensive planning and discussions with the IESO have taken place given the unique nature of this circumstance, and taking Darlington into account as well.

Bruce Power’s plan will be to have all eight of its units operational for the summer peak period to meet the needs of the province, and will continue to work with the IESO on the appropriate placement of these outages. Bruce Power’s nuclear units are counted on by the province to provide a stable source of supply that is affordable and free of carbon emissions.

Ontario families and business can continue to count on us to play this important role.

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Bruce Power donates $57,000 to local food banks and Christmas Hamper Programs

Dwight Irwin, middle, Bruce Power’s Sponsorship and Community Investment Lead, helps Kincardine Food Bank volunteers Jean Bain, Lyla Stewart, Nancy Dawson, Bob Wolfenden, Mars Edmiston and Andrew MacKinnon pack boxes in time for the Christmas season. Bruce Power donated $57,000 to food banks and Christmas Hamper gift programs across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties recently.

Dwight Irwin, middle, Bruce Power’s Sponsorship and Community Investment Lead, helps Kincardine Food Bank volunteers Jean Bain, Lyla Stewart, Nancy Dawson, Bob Wolfenden, Mars Edmiston and Andrew MacKinnon pack boxes in time for the Christmas season. Bruce Power donated $57,000 to food banks and Christmas Hamper gift programs across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties recently.

TIVERTON, ONDec. 4, 2014 Bruce Power has given a $57,000 boost to food banks and Christmas Hamper Programs across the region.

The annual holiday donation provides much-needed funding for these integral, non-profit programs during the holiday season, said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO.

“The important work these volunteer-driven programs do across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties allows many to give their families a special Christmas, and we’re happy we can play a role in that,” Hawthorne said. “Every community in the area does a great job filling food bank shelves and buying toys and clothes to go under Christmas trees. Bruce Power and its employees have a long tradition of supporting these community programs.”

In 2011, there were 14 food banks in Grey and Bruce counties. With rising poverty levels and increased demands on low-income families, the number of food banks has risen to 20.

“The need in our communities is great, and Bruce Power and its employees will continue to do our part during the holiday season,” Hawthorne said.

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Agreement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada to benefit Ontario with more jobs and economic activity

Bruce Power's agreement with B&W Canada is signed.

Bruce Power’s agreement with B&W Canada is signed.

 

Ontario's Minister of Energy The Hon. Bob Chiarelli speaks at the announcement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada, which will positively impact jobs and the economy for years to come.

Ontario’s Minister of Energy The Hon. Bob Chiarelli speaks at the announcement between Bruce Power and B&W Canada, which will positively impact jobs and the economy for years to come.

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at the press conference announcing Bruce Power's agreement with B&W Canada.

Duncan Hawthorne speaks at the press conference announcing Bruce Power’s agreement with B&W Canada.

TIVERTON, ON – November 27, 2014 – Bruce Power has forged a $300 million agreement with B&W Canada, which will see the Cambridge company supply important services for all Bruce Power units, to meet the company’s ongoing operational needs.

The agreement will allow B&W Canada to continue to be a major employer, providing highly skilled jobs within the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Region, while also supporting the affordable production of electricity from Bruce Power.

“This agreement is a win-win for all involved, securing jobs and injecting millions into Ontario’s economy,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our relationship with B&W is strong and they are a key player in helping Bruce Power to provide safe, low-cost, reliable power to every third home, school and business in the province.”

The contract includes engineering, tooling development, skilled trades training and site work execution.

“We’re a proud, long-term supplier to Bruce Power, dating back to 1977 when we supplied the site’s first steam generators,” said John MacQuarrie, President, B&W Canada. “This award represents our continued commitment to supplying Bruce Power with trusted solutions that support the production of safe, clean, affordable power for Ontario.”

B&W Canada and Bruce Power participated in an official signing ceremony on Nov. 27, which was attended by Ontario’s Minister of Energy The Honorable Bob Chiarelli, Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, community leaders and staff.

“This announcement is a demonstration of the positive economic impact the Bruce Power site has on the Cambridge community, by creating jobs and investment in the area. Output from Bruce Power is an affordable source of electricity and important to the economy in southwestern Ontario,” McGarry said.

Work associated with the award of this contract will commence in January 2015 and is expected to carry out into 2020. It also provides a foundation to be expanded as Bruce Power proceeds with extending the lives of its units as outlined in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan.

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.

About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 11,600 people, in addition to joint venture employees throughout the world. Learn more at www.babcock.com.

For further information, please contact:

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

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Bruce Power’s Unit 5 returns to service after planned maintenance outage

TIVERTON, ONNov. 27, 2014 – Bruce Power’s Unit 5 was returned to service Thursday morning after completing a planned maintenance outage.

Unit 5, which had operated for over 500 continuous days before being removed from service for the $86 million maintenance investment program, is one of the top-performing pressurized heavy-water reactors in the world. The final planned outage of 2014 brought 400 temporary workers onto the Bruce Power site.

“Once again, our employees and supplemental workforce have demonstrated their ability to complete highly technical work in a safe and efficient manner,” said Brian O’Grady, Senior Vice President, Bruce B. “By completing our outage program on time and budget, Unit 5 is well prepared to provide clean, reliable and carbon-free electricity to the province during the cold winter months.”

Bruce Power operators also safely completed a Cobalt-60 harvest from Unit 5, which will be used by Nordion to support gamma sterilization, which is used to sterilize 40 per cent of single-use medical devices. To learn more about Cobalt-60’s uses in the medical industry, visit www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates one of the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 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 TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and 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

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