Yesterday, Bruce Power achieved an important milestone with the successful synchronization of Unit 1 to Ontario’s electricity grid, generating power from the unit for the first time in 15 years.
Here’s what people are saying about the milestone on Unit 1:
“Ontario is building a modern, clean, reliable electricity system that families and businesses can count on. This achievement by Bruce Power is an important step towards eliminating the use of coal fired electricity by the end of 2014.” – Ontario Minister of Energy Chris Bentley
“The announcement by Bruce Power today that Unit 1 provided electricity to Ontario’s grid for the first time in 15 years is a critical milestone for one of the province’s largest electricity infrastructure projects.” – Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.
“The important milestone achieved by Bruce Power is good news for Ontario’s economy and our manufacturing sector. Bruce Power’s revitalized nuclear fleet is a critical source of reliable, low-cost electricity that is essential to our economy.” – Ian Howcroft, Vice-President Ontario, Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporters
“I am pleased to hear that Unit 1 has produced electricity for the first time in 15 years, marking an important milestone to complete a key component of the revitalization of the Bruce Power site. Bruce Power has been a major partner and employer in our community for over 10 years, giving back to the communities and organizations throughout Huron-Bruce. This was not a small undertaking and the board and employees are to be acknowledged for working together to become one of the largest operating nuclear facilities in the world. There is no doubt one of the most important things for our economy as a whole and for families is low-cost electricity and Bruce Power’s nuclear generation delivers every day.” – Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron-Bruce
“Many people still remember when all units at Bruce A were shutdown in the 1990s and it’s great to see how Bruce Power’s investment program to revitalize the site is bringing it back to its full potential with the next generation of electricity supply for Ontario. Nuclear power from the Bruce Power site is a reliable, low-cost and clean source of electricity for the people of Ontario that creates and sustains clean energy jobs.” – Larry Alderdice, PWU Bruce Site Representative
“The return to service of Units 1 and 2 is an important milestone in the revitalization of the Bruce Power site, as it will deliver 6,300 megawatts for decades to come, as outlined in Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan.” – Dave Myette, Local Vice President for the Bruce Local of the Society of Energy Professionals
“The Bruce Power site is the largest single source of low-cost, reliable nuclear in the province and this important milestone is good news for Ontario businesses and ratepayers. I look forward to continued growth and investment on the Bruce Power site.” – Bill Walker, MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound