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In support of the COVID-19 response here in New Brunswick, NB Power has moved to essential services only. To learn how NB Power can help you during these unprecedented times, click here.

Since NB Power is the delivery agent for New Brunswick’s energy efficiency programs, this means that all programs have been suspended until further notice and we will not be accepting new registrations at this time.

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During this challenging time, our commitment to our fellow New Brunswickers remains strong. We will continue to provide safe and reliable service for your homes, businesses and communities so you can focus on what matters most.

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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update

2017-03-07


Fredericton, N.B. –  The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) is currently operating at high power.

The net capacity factor for February 2017 was 100 per cent. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.

Last month, PLNGS produced 445,094 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting electricity; representing approximately 50 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations.

Planned Maintenance

Station staff are preparing for a planned maintenance outage scheduled to begin on April 7, 2017. The maintenance is currently projected to take four to five weeks to execute. The work to be completed this outage is diverse, with jobs on equipment and systems on both the nuclear and conventional parts of the Station. Staff will perform more than 5000 activities with help from approximately 600 contractors and tradespeople from New Brunswick and beyond. This additional support will result in increased traffic in the communities around the Station.

Update on Licence Renewal

Last summer, NB Power applied for a five-year PROL issued by an independent federal nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The public hearing process will continue on May 10-11 in Saint John. Click here for more information.

About the 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