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Record Electricity Generation For Bruce Power

Tiverton | by Kevin Bernard  

Nuclear power plant sets single year record for output

The Bruce Power site has generated a record amount of electricity in 2017.

The new, single year site record of 46.6 terawatt-hours of carbon-free energy was set on Dec. 15.

With two weeks left in the year, Bruce Power has broken the previous records for power production that were set in 2016, '15, '14, '13 and 1993.

President and CEO Mike Rencheck says their commitment to operational excellence, combined with our ongoing investment and innovation program, has led to record output this year, which is good news for families and businesses.

Bruce Power generates 30 per cent of Ontario's electricity at 30 per cent less than the average cost to generate residential power.

Throughout 2017, Bruce Power nuclear received less than 7 cents per kilowatt-hour (k/wh), which is less than the provincial average of 11.5 cents per kw/h.

Rencheck says this is why Ontario's government - through the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan, released in October - is counting on eight units of low-cost electricity from the Bruce Power site through 2064.

Bruce Power's role as a low-cost generator was also reinforced through an independent report released last month by the Financial Accountability Office (FAO).

It concluded, "There is currently no portfolio of alternative low emissions generation which could replace nuclear generation at a comparable cost."

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