Unit 4 at Bruce Nuclear site returns to service


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With the return to service of Unit 4 at the Bruce Nuclear site, Saturday, for the first time in two decades, all four units at Bruce A were up and running, supplying clean, low-cost electricity to the people of Ontario.

Having all four units at Bruce A in operation is a significant achievement for the Bruce site, said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s president and chief executive officer.

Through the return to service of Units 1 and 2 last year, combined with investment programs in both Units 3 and 4, we now have all Bruce A units generating low-cost electricity for the first time in two decades and for years to come,” Hawthorne said. “Electricity from Bruce A is important as Ontario moves forward to complete coal phase-out with affordable Bruce Power nuclear.”

Prior to its planned outage, Unit 4 had a record run of more than 570 days of continuous operation.

We are pleased with the strong performance of Units 1 and 2 since they returned to service and Unit 3 has also run safely and reliably following the West Shift Plus program last year,” said Len Clewett, executive vice- president and Bruce Power’s chief nuclear officer. 

“With Unit 4 back, Ontario can now count on all four Bruce A units to meet the province’s energy needs, while keeping costs low for our families and businesses.”


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