Bruce Power’s unit 1 achieves commercial operation

TIVERTON, ON – October 23, 2012 On Oct. 22, Bruce Power notified the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) that Unit 1 had achieved commercial operations. The OPA has accepted Bruce Power’s position.

Unit 1 generated electricity for the first time in 15 years on Sept. 20 and achieved commercial operating status shortly thereafter. Unit 2 achieved the same milestone on Oct. 16 and is also expected to be commercially operating in the near term.

The return to service of Units 1 and 2 is an important component to the revitalization of the Bruce Power site to provide Ontario with a reliable source of low-cost electricity and to support the phase-out of coal by the end of 2014.