Saturday, August 4, 2012

Bruce Power site achieves key operational milestone

Bruce Power's latest news release contains a lot of information which, taken together, indicate all Bruce A units should reach into the next decade, with units 3 and 4 looking aligned for possible refurbishment at that time.

Bruce Power site achieves key operational milestone | Bruce Power:
TIVERTON, ON – Aug. 3, 2012 – Bruce Power continues to make progress with the return to service of Bruce A Units 1 and 2, while making ongoing investments in Units 3 and 4.
Unit 1 is now ‘critical’, meaning the nuclear reactor is operating as it progresses through the final stages of commissioning and testing, in preparation of raising power and synchronizing to Ontario’s electricity grid. Unit 1 continues to be on track to achieve commercial operation in the third quarter of this year...
...On the nuclear side of the plant, Unit 2 is also critical...
Bruce Power will also execute an expanded outage investment program on Unit 4 starting immediately,... This planned maintenance outage will align the lifespan of Unit 4 to that of Unit 3...
The operational alignment of Units 3 and 4 is also an important component of future refurbishment planning on the Bruce Power site.
Read the entire release at Bruce Power's site

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