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Licence renewal 2022

The process to renew the Power Reactor Operating Licence (PROL) for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) is upcoming.

NB Power will apply to renew its Power Reactor Operating Licence which is issued by an independent federal nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) by June 30, 2021. The current PROL expires in June 2022. NB Power is preparing for a two-part public hearing process which will begin in early 2022. The hearings will be open to the public and streamed live on the CNSC website.

The CNSC is assessing the licence application to ensure that the safety measures meet the regulatory requirements and that necessary safety measures and equipment are in place to protect the employees, public and the environment.

Part 1 of the hearing is currently scheduled for January 26, 2022.

Part 2 of the hearing is currently scheduled for May 4, 5, and 6, 2022. The Commission Members continued the hearing process with participation from NB Power and CNSC staff. During Part 2registered intervenors have the opportunity to make presentations to the CNSC Commission.

The final decision by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) will be made by June 30, 2022.

For more information contact Kathleen Duguay, Manager of Community Affairs and Nuclear Regulatory Protocol at (506) 659-6433 or by email at