Pickering-6, 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 October 1975
Criticality15 October 1983
Grid Connection8 November 1983
Commercial Operation1 February 1984
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life102.4 TWh
Capacity Factor Life77.9 %
 

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


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
1983516257.785600
19845163816.08763685.987.7
19855163289.09654072.874.7
19865163395.22676375.177.2
19875163949.93779187.488.9
19885164496.76877599.299.9
19895163950.21779487.489
19905163473.45701776.880.1
19915164469.68872198.999.6
19925164050.47793689.490.4
19935162689.19550659.562.8
19945164043803689.491.7
19955163493.34696277.379.5
19965162591.65570757.265
19975163386.16684174.978.1
19985163130.15638469.272.9
19995163353.71686374.278.3
20005162738.74644960.473.4
20015162618.08528657.960.3
20025163982.31798588.191.2
20035163267.37656672.375
20045162780.8559761.463.7
20055162850.1355966363.9
20065163899.46763586.387.2
20075163216.52658871.275.2
20085164323.78852195.497
20095163493.23705177.380.5
20105163865.26765985.587.4
20115163195.82633470.772.3
20125164333.57855095.697.3
201300000
Total:102400.86

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

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