Bruce-3, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Power Generation
ModelCANDU 750A
OperatorBruce Power
Capacity Net730 MWe
Capacity Gross805 MWe
Capacity Thermal2832 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 July 1972
Criticality28 November 1977
Grid Connection12 December 1977
Commercial Operation1 February 1978
Long Term Shutdown Date1 April 1998
Grid sync after long term shutdown8 January 2004
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life133.36 TWh
Capacity Factor Life72.5 %
 

Bruce A 1-4


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
197700000
1978740479373618293.2
19797404797.9688573.277.7
19807405939.8827691.494.2
19817405795787389.489.9
19827406381.9849798.497
19837406091.179059490.2
19847406148.73807794.692
19857756015.13811888.692.7
19868485891.24760084.586.8
19878486073.27772481.888.2
19888483310.57404444.446
19898484031.74536454.361.2
19908485652.68747276.185.3
19918486126.29795082.590.8
19928485800.97743877.984.7
19938483158.23655742.574.8
19948482737.62500636.857.2
19958484225.82700056.979.9
19968483321.48568444.664.7
19978484214.82632556.772.2
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
20047504971.58715475.381.4
20057504938.11678275.277.4
20067505440.25743582.884.9
20077504966.67691175.678.9
20087345148.88712579.981.1
20097305162.09714880.781.6
20107304375.77619868.470.8
20117305084.86695979.579.4
20127303352.06461752.352.6
201300000
Total:143947.56

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

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