BRUCE POWER UNIT 6 CONNECTED TO ONTARIO’S ELECTRICITY GRID
Bruce Power’s Unit 6 has been renewed and was connected to Ontario’s electricity grid following its successful Major Component Replacement (MCR) outage to provide clean, reliable power to the province’s people, hospitals and businesses for decades to come.
The Unit 6 MCR began in January 2020 and was completed ahead of schedule and on budget despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the efforts of dedicated Bruce Power employees, industry partners and skilled tradespeople. It is the first unit to be returned to service as part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, which will see Units 3-8 refurbished over the next decade to power Ontario forward, extending the units’ operation period to 2064 and beyond. It comes at a time during which the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) expects the need for clean energy to soar.
Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program is Ontario’s largest clean-energy initiative and one of Canada’s largest private sector infrastructure projects, funded by private-sector investors.
According to the company, Bruce Power set a site record for production in 2015, generating 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average residential price of power.
(Source: Bruce Power)