Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station reconnects to the New Brunswick grid
Fredericton, N.B. – Yesterday, the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) reconnected to the New Brunswick grid following the completion of its planned maintenance outage 2023 which started on April 15, 2023.
Over 6000 activities were completed including equipment and systems work on both the nuclear and conventional parts of the Station such as routine maintenance, repairs, system modifications, inspections and testing that can only be conducted when the Station is offline.
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 2022/23, it represented approximately 33 per cent of the total net generation from NB Power generating stations, with a net capacity factor of approximately 57 per cent.
MEDIA CONTACT: Dominique Couture, Communications, (506) 458-2345 or DCouture@nbpower.com.