Ontario's Nuclear Advantage
Ontario’s Nuclear Advantage
Bruce Power keeping the lights years after the 2003 Blackout
Bruce Power was there for you on Aug. 14, 2003, and has been every day since. After investing $7 billion private dollars into the Bruce A facility, Bruce Power now provides twice as much electricity as it did before the blackout of 2003 - 30% of the Ontario\'s power annually.
BRIMS tool a first-of-a-kind for nuclear industry
Bruce Power and its partners have developed a new tool that will change the way CANDU reactors will be maintained and retubed. The innovative BRIMS tool will help Bruce Power and other CANDU operators to overcome many of the challenges they face during planned maintenance outages.
Nuclear needed to stop climate change
Carol Browner, former U.S. Climate Change Director, recently spoke to The Empire Club about the importance of nuclear in the future of clean energy.
Bruce Power, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy focus on innovation
Bruce Power, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy sign Memorandum of Understanding focusing on innovation
U.S. Senator helps release economic and clean air report
Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Indiana Evan Bayh speaks about a new report, co-authored by Bruce Power, The Council of the Great Lakes Region and the Ontario Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, regarding nuclear energy\'s positive economic and clean-air impacts on the region.
Laker Energy expands in anticipation of nuclear refurbishments
Laker Energy, a Burlington-based machining company that specializes in highly technical nuclear refurbishment projects, has expanded to an Oakville facility in anticipation of a nuclear refurbishment deal with Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation. These refurbishment projects were outlined in the Ministry of Energy\'s 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan. Laker Energy is an excellent example of the economic benefits of nuclear power in Ontario.
A Guide to Bruce Power
Nuclear has a long and successful history in Bruce County. Since it was founded in 2001, Bruce Power has revitalized the site and now powers 30%
A Decade of Bruce Power Innovation
Over the past decade Bruce Power has returned four dormant reactors to service through innovative refurbishment projects. Many of the thousands of tasks completed during the restarting of Units 1-4 since 2003 were first-of-a-kind for the CANDU technology.
Bruce Power and Nordion extend Cobalt-60 deal
Bruce Power and Nordion extended their contract to supply Cobalt-60 worldwide for clean, safe hospitals. Nordion, with Cobalt-60 from Bruce B\'s four units, sterilizes 40% of the world\'s single-use medical devices. Learn more at www.cleannuclearpowersafehospitals.com.
A Career in Nuclear
Ana Aquino de Colley came to Canada from Mexico in 2004. She began a career on the shop floor with a Bruce Power supplier based in Ontario. Thanks to hard work, and a secure job due to past and future nuclear refurbishment projects on the Bruce Power site, Ana has moved into a supervisory position and has a long, secure future ahead.
Matthew used to suffer through asthma attacks during smog days. Thanks to carbon-free, Bruce Power nuclear, which provided 70% of the electricity Ontario needed to shut down all its coal plants, Matthew can be a kid again.
Bruce Power, Plug n Drive release iPad app
Bruce Power and Plug n Drive have released an updated iPhone App that outlines the benefits of an electrified transportation system. The App outlines the different types of electric vehicles, shows the charging stations in Ontario, and the interactive calculator teaches users the economic and environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
Providing a clean electricity future
Nuclear power - including the 30% of Ontario\'s energy that Bruce Power supplies - creates zero carbon emissions, cleaning the air we breathe.
iPhone and iPad App
Bruce Power\'s iPad and iPhone Apps help users understand how they use electricity and how Ontario\'s energy supply mix works. Bruce Power provides 30% of Ontario\'s power and keeps costs low for families and the air we breathe clean, through carbon-free power generation.
Made in Ontario
Bruce Power nuclear provides 30 per cent of Ontario electricity while producing no carbon emissions. The eight-unit site, located in Tiverton, Ont., provides a major boost to the province\'s economy and keeps electricity rates low for homeowners and businesses, receiving 30 per cent less for its power than the average price of power.
Clean Nuclear Power, Safe Hospitals
Every day, Bruce Power and Nordion are working together to sterilize medical equipment with Cobalt-60, an element harvested from Bruce Power\'s nuclear reactors.
Nuclear Up, Coal Down
The refurbishment of four Bruce Power nuclear reactors over the past decade provided 70% of the power Ontario needed to shut down its coal plants, which was accomplished in 2014 and is considered the largest clean-air initiative in North America.
Clean Energy for the Future
Nuclear from Bruce Power generates zero carbon emissions while powering 30% of Ontario. The restarting of four Bruce Power units since 2003 has provided Ontario with 70% of the power it needs to close its coal plants, cleaning the air we breathe for future generations.
What is Radiation?
Radiation is a naturally occuring element that is often feared without reason. Learn more about the myths of radiation through these short videos.
Myths of Radiation
Dr. Doug Boreham explains some misconceptions of radiation and how we're surrounded by it every day.
Personal Protection from Radiation
Radiation workers use special personal protective equipment to ensure they return home safely to their family each and every night.
Radiation and Cancer
Canada's nuclear industry creates medical isotopes that help treat cancer. Dr. Doug Boreham explains how radiation saves lives.
Health concerns from Fukushima
The March 11, 2011, event at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility resulted in much misinformation. Dr. Doug Boreham explains the real effects of Fukushima.
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 5 recap
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 4 Recap
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 3 recap
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 2 recap
Day 2 of Exercise Huron Resolve saw the mock emergency situation take a serious turn, with a multi-unit emergency at Bruce Power\'s stations. Kincardine\'s fire department, paramedics and police also joined Bruce Power in a mock transportation incident, which allowed for practice in dealing with potential radiation hazards at an accident scene.
Exercise Huron Resolve - Day 1 recap
Exercise Huron Resolve began on Oct. 3 and will continue through Oct. 7, involving 30 municipal, provincial and federal government agencies, including Bruce Power. Over 500 people are involved in the mock emergency scenario.
Emergency Preparedness at Bruce Power
Bruce Power has made numerous upgrades on its already in-depth emergency response and preparedness capabilities on site. Learn more about how the company continues to apply lessons learned from the Fukushima event of 2011.
Potassium Iodide distribution enhancement
Bruce Power has taken a leadership role in providing potassium iodide (KI) tablets to residents who live within 10 kilometres of our facility. This mandate, done in cooperation with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, was completed in the summer of 2015, while the program will continue into the future.
In October 2012, Bruce Power was one of many participants in a provincial exercise called Huron Challenge--Trillium Resolve. Many members of our staff worked tirelessly in preparation for this exercise, which gave us the tools to be better prepared for any external hazards that Bruce Power may face in the future.
Emergency Preparedness Upgrades Continue
Frank Saunders, Bruce Power\'s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, discusses the post-Fukushima enhancements that continue to be made at the world\'s largest operating nuclear facility.