Pickering-1, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Power Generation
ModelCANDU 500A
OperatorOntario Power Generation
Capacity Net515 MWe
Capacity Gross542 MWe
Capacity Thermal1744 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 June 1966
Criticality25 February 1971
Grid Connection4 April 1971
Commercial Operation29 July 1971
Long Term Shutdown Date31 December 1997
Grid sync after long term shutdown26 September 2005
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life97.46 TWh
Capacity Factor Life63.7 %
 

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


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19735144222.4852392.395.7
1974514323269797279.9
19755123592.8723480.382.8
19765144169.7813692.692.9
19775143852.8754585.886.4
19785154273.783599595.7
19795153781.4755482.985.3
19805153356.9664074.275.6
19815153947.7779587.589
19825153499.3691577.678.9
19835153070.8610168.169.6
19845150000
19855150000
19865150000
1987515832.79198118.522.6
19885153986.48822488.193.6
19895153222.13694371.479.3
19905153041.75743567.484.9
19915153051.08652567.674.5
19925152919.96579864.666
19935153451.16690876.578.9
1994515897.64183519.921
19955152013.23423444.648.3
19965153011.76620266.670.6
199700000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
200400000
2005515584.96123051.455.7
20065153470.49726076.982.9
20075151750.26344738.839.4
20085152792.1622161.770.8
20095154108.77843691.196.3
20105152376.13498352.756.9
20115153669.17738281.384.3
20125152912.37579964.466
201300000
Total:89091.73

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

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