Bruce Power removed Unit 3 from service earlier this week as it embarks on a planned maintenance outage that will last into the third quarter of 2016.
It joins Unit 2 in a maintenance outage, while the site prepares for the Station Containment Outage (SCO), a maintenance program that will confirm the integrity of our safety systems. Units 1 and 4 were removed from service on Thursday for the SCO, which is mandated through our independent regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
“Bruce Power is undertaking a significant amount of planned maintenance work this year, as we begin our life-extension activities that will ensure our reactors continue to operate safely and reliably until their scheduled refurbishment dates,” said Paul Boucher, Senior Vice President, Bruce A.
Units 1 and 4 will recommence providing reliable, low-cost and carbon-free electricity to the people of Ontario after the SCO is completed later this month.
“We have very detailed plans in place over the next three years that will result in carefully planned maintenance outages that will benefit Ontario ratepayers over the long term, as clean Bruce Power nuclear costs consumers 30 per cent less than the average residential price of electricity,” added Len Clewett, Chief Nuclear Officer.
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. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust 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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