Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) participating in a one-day security exercise
Fredericton, N.B. - The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) will be participating in a one-day security exercise on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
The exercise will involve the Point Lepreau Nuclear Response Force team as well as local and provincial police organizations. The exercise will test security contingency procedures as required by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and confirm Station readiness for the unlikely event of an incident. Residents may see emergency response vehicles in the community and hear radio communications simulating a security event at the Station.
"By conducting large exercises such as this, we are able to verify that all components of the security emergency response strategy are effective," said Eric Keenan, Security Commander at PLNGS. "Exercises also give responders a chance to practice their roles and to identify any challenges with the plan so we can continuously improve and be as prepared as possible in the unlikely event of a security incident."
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 is a major component of NB Power’s generating assets and contributes to NB Power sourcing approximately 80 per cent of the electricity used in New Brunswick from clean, renewable, or non-emitting sources. In 2021/22, it represented approximately 46 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations, with a net capacity factor of approximately 88 per cent.
MEDIA CONTACT: Dominique Couture, Communications, (506) 458-2345 or DCouture@nbpower.com.