Pickering-2, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Hydro
ModelCANDU 500A
OperatorOntario Power Generation
Capacity Net515 MWe
Capacity Gross542 MWe
Capacity Thermal1744 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 September 1966
Criticality15 September 1971
Grid Connection6 October 1971
Commercial Operation30 December 1971
Long Term Shutdown Date31 December 1997
Grid sync after long term shutdown28 May 2007
Shutdown28 May 2007
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life71.39 TWh
Capacity Factor Life60.3 %
 

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


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19735143174.1639169.471.8
19745143967786188.490
19755153869.675588686.5
19765144202.2816393.393.2
19775144099.6801991.391.8
19785153797.6745384.485.3
19795153873.4783984.988.5
19805153766.8738983.384.1
19815153807.2746084.485.2
19825154121.9806491.492
19835152620.1510058.158.2
19845150000
19855150000
19865150000
19875150000
1988515650.3136414.415.5
19895153360.26708874.580.9
19905152931.1169306579.1
19915153274.25710272.681.1
19925154096.1813190.692.6
19935154276.36841794.896.1
19945153897.17782786.489.4
19955150000
19965151287.79302128.534.4
199700000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
200400000
200500000
200600000
200700000
Total:65072.84

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

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