Bruce-1, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Power Generation
ModelCANDU 791
OperatorBruce Power
Capacity Net772 MWe
Capacity Gross824 MWe
Capacity Thermal2575 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 June 1971
Criticality17 December 1976
Grid Connection14 January 1977
Commercial Operation1 September 1977
Long Term Shutdown Date16 October 1997
Grid sync after long term shutdown19 September 2012
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life92.32 TWh
Capacity Factor Life64.5 %
 

Bruce A 1-4


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19777401860.726988894.5
19787404152.6664964.276.1
19797405018.8733476.682.8
19807405597.5790286.190
19817406253.3848696.596.9
19827405914.9788491.290
19837405802.8759089.586.6
19847406457.62854699.497.3
19857706417.45834994.895.3
19867704398.02578365.266
19878484087.0754625562.4
19888484642.66606662.369.1
19898485094.78754368.686.1
19908482451.1346293352.8
19918482394.45346732.239.6
19928484546.5474846185.2
19938483389.2686945.678.4
19948483849.03709451.881
19958483531.45582747.566.5
19968484326.4730658.183.2
199700000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
200400000
200500000
200600000
200700000
200800000
200900000
201000000
201100000
2012772743.65136542.957.1
201300000
Total:90930.05

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

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