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Our commitment to New Brunswickers

We’re committed to serving our communities. As the COVID-19 situation in New Brunswick evolves, we’ll continue to adjust and expand our services accordingly, while respecting physical distancing and safety protocols.  
 
Find out how we’re supporting our customers, and see which services remain suspended.

 

Our commitment to New Brunswickers

New Brunswickers can once again benefit from our residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs. Our community outreach program remains on hold. We’ll continue to do our part to contain the spread of COVID-19 by respecting physical distancing and safety protocols.  

Nuclear

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.

Station Profile
Reactor Type:
CANDU-6 PHW (Pressurized Heavy Water)
Gross Station Output: 705 000 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
Refuelling Method: On-power
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

 

Related Links:

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Nuclear Association

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency