Energy & Power
Point Lepreau nuclear station back at high-power for July 2016
By Renée Francoeur
August 15, 2016 – The Point Lepreau nuclear generating station is now operating at 100% reactor power, putting about 660MW on the New Brunswick grid, according to the province.
The station has been operating at high-power for 60 consecutive days, the government adds, and the net capacity factor for July was 99%—capacity factor is the megawatt-hour output of a generating station compared to the maximum that could be produced.
Earlier this year, a number of production problems had been reported at the site.
Point Lepreau officials say it produces enough electricity to power more than 333,000 homes per year.