Bruce Power Sets New Carbon-Free Energy Production Record

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Bruce Power set a new record in 2017.

The mark of 46.6 terawatt hours of carbon-free energy was set December 15, with two weeks still remaining in the year. This surpassed previous records set in 2013 through 2016, and back in 1993.

In a news release, Bruce Power states the new record is a result of its staff, and “investments in operational excellence, equipment, and a new site peak output of 6,400 megawatts”, which was achieved last year.

Bruce Power says the power they’ll generate over the last two weeks of 2017 is enough to power 278,000 more homes than the previous record.

Bruce Power nuclear received less than 7 cents per kW/h, which comes in less than the provincial average of 11.5 cents per kW/h. The Ontario government’s Long Term Energy Plan released this year is counting on eight units of low-cost electricity from the Bruce Power site through 2064.