Bruce Power supplied approximately 8.46 terawatt hours (TWh)* of electricity to the Ontario grid last quarter while continuing an impressive industrial safety streak of more than two years.

Bruce Power employees are poised to celebrate 15 million hours without an acute lost-time injury, with the last such injury dating back to February 2007.

Electricity production in the second quarter was up slightly from the 8.44 TWh supplied during the same period last year with Bruce A contributing 3.2 TWh and Bruce B supplying 5.26 TWh.

Continued strong performance from our two operating Bruce A units led to an overall capacity factor of 83 per cent over the past three months and 90 per cent year-to-date. The Bruce A units ran at 100 per cent capacity in the quarter while the Bruce B units operated at 75 per cent capacity.

To the end of June, roughly $2.9 billion had been invested in the restart of Bruce A Units 1 and 2, which is among the largest infrastructure projects in Canada with a workforce that peaked at more than 2,300. Collectively, they are safely performing more than 145,000 activities, including first-of-a-kind work like replacing 16 massive steam generators and all of the reactors’ internal components.

*A terawatt-hour is a unit of electrical power equal to one million megawatt-hours. For context, a single megawatt-hour is enough electricity to power 10,000 average light bulbs for an hour.

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.

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