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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Quarterly Update

2019-01-16


Fredericton, N.B. – During the third quarter of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) produced 1,447,914 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting electricity.

PLNGS production represented approximately 47% of the total net generation from all NB Power generating stations in this period, with a net capacity factor of 99.36%. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.

PLNGS is currently operating at high power and has continuously operated at high power following its return to power from a planned maintenance outage on May 31, 2018. The focus for the fourth quarter will be on finalizing preparations for the Station’s next planned maintenance outage which begins April 5, 2019.

 

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% 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.