Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Update
Fredericton, N.B. – The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS) returned to service earlier today. The Station was temporarily taken offline last week to repair a small section of tubing on the primary heat transport system.
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 produces enough non-emitting electricity to power more than 333,000 homes per year and is a foundational piece of both our domestic energy supply and our export sales. Point Lepreau is a major component of the generating assets that will contribute to the provincial goal of having as much as 75% of the electricity used in New Brunswick coming from clean, renewable or non-emitting sources by 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Marc Belliveau, Communications, MaBelliveau@nbpower.com.