Pickering-5, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Power Generation
ModelCANDU 500B
OperatorOntario Power Generation
Capacity Net516 MWe
Capacity Gross540 MWe
Capacity Thermal1744 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 November 1974
Criticality23 October 1982
Grid Connection19 December 1982
Commercial Operation10 May 1983
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life98.76 TWh
Capacity Factor Life73.3 %
 

Pickering nuclear power plant in Canada. [Image: OPG]


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
198251611.224000
19835163202.4696889.692.6
19845163517.52703577.680.1
19855163366.5698974.579.8
19865164068.6480579092
19875163600.1714879.681.6
19885164397.1686839798.8
19895163400.76686275.278.3
1990516388578218689.3
19915162887.06572463.965.3
19925161345.25262129.729.8
19935163841.8183078594.8
19945163074.4161966870.7
19955163372.87700874.680
19965163042.63642967.173.2
19975163924.89790886.890.3
19985163490.58729677.283.3
19995162511.57530255.660.5
20005162631.49545758.162.1
20015162980.21598665.968.3
20025162655.74556558.863.5
20035163294.96656672.975
20045164159.81826491.894.1
20055162352.7948185255
20065164010.87811388.792.6
20075162567.59563756.864.4
20085164026.82835788.895.1
20095163140.88663169.575.7
20105163769.85764583.487.3
20115161973.46425843.748.6
20125164347.31872595.999.3
201300000
Total:98852.13

Source: Operating details - IAEA PRIS
Note: "0" signifies a zero value, or no data available. Data from 1972 or later. 

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