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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update

2021-11-10


Fredericton, N.B. – The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) will be taken offline on November 12, 2021, in order to enhance equipment reliability in advance of the important winter heating season. The majority of the planned maintenance including inspections and equipment repairs will take place on the conventional, non-nuclear side of the station including on the turbine and electrical transformer systems. Maintenance will also be conducted on a fueling machine. This planned maintenance can only be completed when the station is off-line.

 

Second Quarter Operations Report

PLNGS produced 1,422,054 net megawatt-hours of non-emitting, low carbon energy for New Brunswick during the second quarter of 2021/22 fiscal year.

PLNGS production for this period represented 63 per cent of the total net generation from all NB Power generating stations, with a net capacity factor of 97.6 per cent. 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 NB Power’s generating assets and contributes to NB Power sourcing 80 per cent of the electricity used in New Brunswick from clean, renewable or non-emitting source.   

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Dominique Couture, Communications, (506) 458-2345 or DCouture@nbpower.com.