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Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station to begin planned maintenance outage


Fredericton, N.B. – Tomorrow morning the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) will be taken offline to begin a planned maintenance outage that is currently estimated to take approximately 10 to 11 weeks.  

The work to be completed during this outage is diverse and includes equipment and systems work on both the nuclear and conventional parts of the Station. Planned activities include routine maintenance, repairs, system modifications, inspections and testing that can only be conducted when the unit is offline. 

Staff will perform more than 19,000 activities with help from approximately 1000 contractors and tradespeople, the large majority of whom are from Atlantic Canada. Planned outages of this nature are key investments to ensure the long-term reliability of PLNGS to meet the energy needs of New Brunswickers.  


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.


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