Bruce Power’s Unit 1 returned to service ahead of schedule on March 9, after a planned maintenance outage.
The outage, which concluded on March 9, was the first planned maintenance outage performed in Unit 1 since it was brought back to life after its first-of-a-kind refurbishment. The unit had been experiencing a record run of 99 days when it was removed from service for the $58 million investment program.
I commend our employees for the excellent work they did during our first planned maintenance outage of 2015,
said Paul Boucher, Senior Vice President, Bruce A.
“We have a very busy year of outages on site this year, and the safe completion of Unit 1, while completing an astounding amount of work, has set Bruce Power up for a great year.”
Unit 6 will enter a planned maintenance outage in early-April, and then the entire Bruce B station will be taken out of service for about a month for the Vacuum Building Outage, which is a regulatory requirement and occurs about every 10 years.
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.
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