TIVERTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2012) - Bruce B's reactors are humming along, consistently providing reliable, low-cost electricity to the people of Ontario.
The nuclear station, which hosts Units 5 to 8, set a record for the longest consecutive time all four units have safely operated in the company's 11-year history. The record of 104 days of consistent production was set on Dec. 10 and the units are expected to operate until Jan. 4 when the first planned maintenance outage of 2013 will begin in Unit 5.
Bruce B has been a consistent operator during a busy year on the Bruce site, specifically at Bruce A where Units 1 and 2 were returned to service, while over $500 million was invested in life-extending maintenance programs in Units 3 and 4. Bruce B's top performer is Unit 6, Canada's top-rated CANDU reactor with a perfect score of 100 on the World Association of Nuclear Operators' Nuclear Performance Index.
"I'm very proud of the people who come to work every day and safely operate and maintain the Bruce B station for the people of Ontario," said Pete Milojevic, Station Senior Vice President. "To set and build upon a four-unit, long-run record is not the product of good luck - it's the result of our people taking every opportunity to do the best job possible from the start of their shift until the time they safely return to their families."
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates one of the world's largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.