Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update
Fredericton, N.B. –The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) was taken offline yesterday in response to an equipment issue. Further assessments are underway to perform maintenance required in order to reconnect the Station to the grid. This work poses no risk to employees, the public or the environment.
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.