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Planned Maintenance Outage at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station


Fredericton, N.B. – Spring marks the start of planned maintenance at NB Power's Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS), with the planned outage set to begin on April 6, 2024, and scheduled to last approximately 100 days.

At NB Power, our unwavering commitment to reliable generation serves as the cornerstone of our efforts to ensure energy security for New Brunswick. These maintenance outages are vital to continue safe, reliable and low-emitting electricity generation that meets the needs of our customers. The timing for the maintenance is chosen to align with New Brunswick's heating season needs.

Activities will include inspections and the installation of upgraded equipment on both the nuclear and conventional sides of the Station, benefiting its long-term reliability. Post-maintenance testing will precede a seamless return to full operation.

Our safety measures, guided by stringent regulations from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, are put in place to ensure the highest level of safety and environmental protection.

PLNGS appreciates community support, fostering a sense of belonging among workers who travel from across New Brunswick. Together, they continue to power the province, showcasing community strength.


About the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, with a net capacity of 660 megawatts, serves as a cornerstone of the New Brunswick electrical grid, providing essential base load power. As a key component of NB Power’s assets, it plays a significant role in supplying approximately 80 per cent of New Brunswick's electricity from clean, renewable or non-emitting sources.