A planned maintenance and inspection program is underway on Unit 6 that will see an investment of approximately $100 million in the 822 megawatt unit. The unit was shut down Wednesday after more than 100 days of continuous service providing, clean, reliable and affordable electricity to the provincial grid.
This investment is being made so the unit can run safely and reliably through its next operational cycle,
said Brian O’Grady, Senior Vice President, Bruce B.
“By investing now, we are setting the table for continued safe, reliable performance and helping keep the air clean for Ontario families.”
Approximately 700 temporary workers will work alongside Bruce Power employees to complete thousands of tasks prior to the unit’s return in the third quarter of 2015.
Bruce B was the top performing multi-unit CANDU plant in the world last year and was recognized internationally being awarded the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) award of excellence in recognition of its world-class performance. Earlier this week, Unit 8 achieved a run of 500 consecutive days of operation.
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