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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update

2017-11-03


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

The net capacity factor for October 2017 was 82 per cent. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.

The unit was temporarily taken offline October 3 - 6 to repair an equipment issue on the turbine system.

Last month, PLNGS produced 433,626 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting electricity; representing approximately 54 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations.

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, (506) 654-0911 or paudoucet@nbpower.com.