Bruce Power is the proud recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Nuclear Site Achievement Award.
Len Clewett, Bruce Power’s Chief Nuclear Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“While the award recognizes the accomplishments of the site, it is our people who are responsible for the success of Bruce Power and it is our people who are so deserving of this recognition,” Clewett said.
The award, presented annually by the Information System on Occupational Exposure North American Technical Centre, cites Bruce Power’s role in keeping the air clean in Ontario, as well as the significant contribution to jobs and the economy, as two of the reasons for selection.
The past year was an historic one for Bruce Power with a number of significant accomplishments, including:
- Bruce Power generated 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average residential price of power. Bruce Power nuclear remains the second lowest-cost form of electricity in Ontario, second only to hydroelectric power. Bruce Power is paid 6.6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kw/h) while the average residential price is about 11 cents.
- Bruce Power received its best-ever report card from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), the country’s independent regulator of nuclear facilities.
- Unit 1 set a new post-refurbishment record run in April as it reached 151 days of consecutive operation. Unit 7 celebrated a record run of 487 days in September, before it was removed from service for a planned maintenance outage.
- Bruce Power expanded its agreement with Nordion to supply Cobalt-60 for the sterilization of single-use medical devices, to now include ‘High Specific Activity’ Cobalt, which is used in cancer treatments across the globe.
- Bruce Power provided long-term economic boosts to suppliers at BWXT Canada, ATS Automation and Laker Energy, among others, by signing long-term agreements that will injects hundreds of millions into Ontario’s economy annually and create and sustain thousands of jobs over the next 50 years.
- Bruce Power and the County of Bruce teamed up to establish a new regional economic development and innovation initiative. The goal is to leverage economic opportunities for local communities during the Life-Extension Program.
The 2017 ISOE symposium is sponsored by the North American Technical Center, Information System on Occupational Exposures and supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency.
The Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) was established in 1992 by the Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris and since 1992, the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna has co-sponsored the ISOE program. Official participants in the ISOE program include 76 utilities in 29 countries (400 operating reactors, 80 shutdown reactors) and regulatory authorities in 22 countries.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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