TIVERTON, ON, July 29, 2016 /CNW/ – Bruce Power’s Unit 3 was reconnected to Ontario’s electricity grid on July 29 marking the end of the planned maintenance outage.
“The successful return of Unit 3 provides Ontario families and businesses with 780 megawatts of safe, clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear energy in time for the Civic Holiday weekend,” said Len Clewett, Chief Nuclear Officer. “During these hot summer months, when air conditioners are running on high, Bruce Power reliably provides over 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average residential price of power.”
During planned outages at Bruce Power, the company completes a range of work including inspection activities, maintenance and targeted investments to deliver safe, reliable operations and to meet the company’s role in Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is the world’s largest operating nuclear facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario, is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.