Bruce Power’s Unit 8 was returned to service today after it was taken offline on January 15th for planned maintenance.

“The $30 million investment in Unit 8 not only ensures its safe, reliable operation for the foreseeable future, but also provided a significant boost to the economy,” said Ken Ellis, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Bruce B. “At the centre of this outage success was the tremendous dedication of the workforce to efficiently and safely complete all components of the outage and exemplary teamwork was demonstrated.”

The company invested $30 million in the unit during the outage, and added about 200 contractors to the Bruce Power workforce at its peak, said Pete Milojevic, Station Vice President, Bruce B.

Unit 8 ran at 92% capacity in 2011 and it also had a steady run of 538 days when it was taken offline in January 2012.  Unit 8 produces 820 MW of electricity.

About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.