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 an unplanned outage.
While the unit was offline, repairs were made to electrical cables that caused the loss of power to the Station. Repairs were also conducted on a small instrument line associated with the heat transport system inside the reactor building.
Throughout the outage, Station personnel responded as per their procedures and training and there were no safety impacts on employees, the public and 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.