Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station reconnects to the New Brunswick grid
Fredericton, N.B. – On Sunday November 19, the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) reconnected to the New Brunswick grid following the completion of a planned maintenance outage which started on November 14, 2023.
This outage was required to upgrade key plant monitoring equipment that is only accessible when the Station is offline and was completed safely and ahead of schedule.
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.
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