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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Quarterly Update


Fredericton, N.B. – The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) is currently, and has continuously, operated at high power following its return to power from its planned maintenance outage on May 31.

During the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year the Station produced 1,435,821 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting electricity.

During this period PLNGS production has represented approximately 57 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations, with a net capacity factor of 98.53%. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.

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.

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