Friday, November 2, 2012

Refurbished CANDUs Progress to Commercial Operation

Bruce Power has completed it's refurbishment work as Unit 2 has now joined Unit 1 in achieving commercial operation.
In New Brunswick, the Point Lepreau refurbishment project is entering the final stretch on the journey to commercial operation as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is allowing the reactor power to be increased to full capacity.

Bruce Power: Unit 2 achieves commercial operation
TIVERTON, ON – November 1, 2012 – Bruce Power’s groundbreaking Restart Project was officially completed on Oct. 31 with Unit 2 being declared commercially operational just two weeks after the unit first generated electricity.
“The Restart Project has been a monumental achievement for this company, and returns our site to its full operating potential,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO...
The return to commercial operation of Unit 2 comes just over a week after Unit 1, which achieved this milestone on Oct. 22.
 The full media release may be read at the Bruce Power site.

CNSC Gives Point Lepreau Final Green Light.
Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its decision to allow New Brunswick Power Nuclear (NBPN) to increase reactor power at the Point Lepreau Generating Station above 35% of its full capacity. This is the last significant regulatory milestone before NBPN brings the reactor to full power and normal operation.
The full news release may be read at the CNSC site 

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