Pickering-8, 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 September 1976
Criticality17 December 1985
Grid Connection21 January 1986
Commercial Operation28 February 1986
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life92.23 TWh
Capacity Factor Life75.8 %
 

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


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19865163792.31808695.797.7
19875163759.36758583.286.6
19885163710.38729681.983.1
19895164295.1985699597.8
19905163014.65674366.777
19915164484.97875999.2100
19925164211.99828092.994.3
19935163670.54723381.282.6
19945164341.88857996.197.9
19955164012.08806688.892.1
19965161300.26259728.729.6
1997516360.81995811.3
19985163493.62700977.380
19995163509.06707777.680.8
20005162711.21550859.862.7
20015163502.19699977.579.9
20025163605.36724479.882.7
20035163921.29802686.891.6
20045162489.46518254.959
20055164195.24843192.896.2
20065162908.54585364.466.8
20075163843.2180158591.5
20085162918.75611664.469.6
20095164115.2385209197.3
20105163081.07642768.273.4
20115164051.72834589.695.3
20125162936.38596764.867.9
201300000
Total:92236.75

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

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