Bruce Power’s Unit 4 was synchronized to Ontario’s electricity grid today after a planned maintenance outage.
The return of Unit 4 provides about 750 megawatts of low-cost, carbon-free electricity to the people of Ontario as we enter the winter months. All eight of Bruce Power’s units are currently providing over 30 per cent of Ontario’s energy at 30 per cent less than the average price of power.
Before its planned maintenance outage, Unit 4 had operated continuously for over a year, proving that investing in refurbishments of nuclear units can provide a reliable source of clean energy for the long term.
“This investment in maintenance was made so Unit 4 can run safely and reliably through its next operational cycle,” said Paul Boucher, Senior Vice President, Bruce A. “By investing strategically in our planned maintenance programs, we are setting the table for a strong performance this winter, while helping keep the air clean for Ontario families.”
All eight Bruce Power units are now supplying over 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent below the average cost of power.
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, ON, 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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