Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update
Fredericton, N.B. – During the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year, the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) produced 1,446,256 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting, low-carbon electricity.
PLNGS production represented approximately 57% of the total net generation from all NB Power generating stations in this period, with a net capacity factor of 99.8%. Capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.
The Station has operated continuously since returning to high power on July 15, 2019 following a short maintenance outage.
PLNGS Operations Results: Fiscal Year 2020
For the Fiscal Year 2020, ending March 31, 2020, PLNGS recorded another strong operational year with annual net electrical production of 5.05 TWh (Terawatt Hours) of low carbon electricity. PLNGS production represented approximately 48% of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations in FY2020. (One Terawatt hour is the equivalent of 1 Million Megawatt hours.)
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.
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