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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update

2016-10-11


Fredericton, N.B. – The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) reconnected to the grid on Sunday, October 9, 2016, after being taken temporarily offline on Thursday, October 6 to correct a configuration issue.

About Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is a 660 megawatt (net) nuclear generating station and a base load contributor to the New Brunswick electrical grid. It produces enough non-emitting electricity to power more than 333,000 homes per year and is a foundational piece of both our domestic energy supply and our export sales. Point Lepreau is a major component of the generating assets that 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paul Doucet, Communications, paudoucet@nbpower.com.