Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Point Lepreau synchronizes to grid: 3rd CANDU Reactor to do so this fall

Bruce Unit 1 in early September, Bruce Unit 2 this month, and now Point Lepreau are returning to service after mid-life refurbishments.
Bruce Power issued a press release yesterday noting Unit 1 achieving commercial operation - 4 1/2 weeks after announcing synchronization to the grid

New Brunswick Generating Station Update: Station sends electricity to New Brunswick grid, begins final commissioning

On October 23, 2012, the Point Lepreau Generating Station successfully synchronized to the New Brunswick electrical grid for the first time since 2008, producing electricity for New Brunswick homes and businesses. The station passed a significant test and is now in the final stages of commissioning to  make the station available for commercial dispatch. Final stages include increasing and decreasing  reactor power, and disconnecting the reactor from the grid and reconnecting it...
Once returned to service, the station will contribute to the provincial goal of having as much as 75 per cent of the electricity used in New Brunswick coming from clean, renewable or non-emitting sources by 2020. The 660 megawatt station will be a baseload contributor to the New Brunswick grid, producing enough electricity to power more than 333,000 homes per year for the next 25 to 30 years.
Read the full NB Power update

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