At the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, we safely and reliably generate electricity for the wholesale market. Commissioned in 1983, the 660 MW unit, was the first CANDU-6 to begin commercial operation.
Nuclear safety is the primary focus of station activities. CANDU is an established Canadian technology with an excellent nuclear safety record, and Point Lepreau is a safe working environment. The station has exceeded one million person-hours without a lost-time accident – three times.
|CANDU-6 PHW (Pressurized Heavy Water)|
|Gross Station Output:||680 000 kW|
|Reactor Building Containment:||Low pressure containment, pre-stressed concrete vessel|
|Number of Fuel Channels:||380|
|Fuel Type:||Natural Uranium (U02)|
|Fuel Capacity of the 380 Fuel Channels:||4,560 bundles, each with 37elements|
|Primary Coolant Pumps:||4|
|Boilers (Steam Generators):||4|
|Generator Voltage Output:||26,000 Volts|
|Turbine Type:||1 double-flow high pressure turbine and 3 double-flow low pressure turbines, all arranged on the same shaft|
|Turbine Speed:||1,800 RPM|
|Steam Temperature:||260 °C (500 °F)|
|Cooling Water Flow (Condenser):||Seawater 25.8 m3/s (341,000 Igpm)|
|Reactor Regulating System:||Direct digital control dual computer|