BRUCE-3

Operational


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PHWR
CANDU 750A
Ontario Power Generation
Bruce Power
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
730 MWe
750 MWe
805 MWe
2832 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 Jul, 1972
28 Nov, 1977
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date Long-Term Shutdown Date Long-Term Shutdown End Date
12 Dec, 1977
01 Feb, 1978
01 Apr, 1998
08 Jan, 2004

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
138.88 TW.h
73.2 %
80.0 %
26.8 %
72.9 %
Lifetime performance calculated up to year 2013

Operating History

Year Electricity Supplied
[GW.h]
Reference Unit Power
[MW]
Annual Time On Line
[h]
Operation Factor
[%]
Energy Availability Factor
[%]
Load Factor
[%]
Annual Cumulative Annual Cumulative
1977 Data from a trial operation not provided
1978 4793.000 740 7361 93.2 87.6 87.6 82.0 82.0
1979 4797.900 740 6885 77.7 77.8 82.4 73.2 77.4
1980 5939.800 740 8276 94.2 91.4 85.5 91.4 82.2
1981 5795.000 740 7873 89.9 89.5 86.5 89.4 84.0
1982 6381.900 740 8497 97.0 96.7 88.6 98.4 87.0
1983 6091.100 740 7905 90.2 89.2 88.7 94.0 88.2
1984 6148.730 740 8077 92.0 91.2 89.1 94.6 89.1
1985 6015.130 775 8118 92.7 88.6 89.0 88.6 89.0
1986 5891.240 848 7600 86.8 84.2 88.4 84.5 88.5
1987 6073.270 848 7724 88.2 81.9 87.7 81.8 87.7
1988 3310.570 848 4044 46.0 45.6 83.4 44.4 83.3
1989 4031.740 848 5364 61.2 54.8 80.8 54.3 80.7
1990 5652.680 848 7472 85.3 76.3 80.4 76.1 80.3
1991 6126.290 848 7950 90.8 82.4 80.6 82.5 80.4
1992 5800.970 848 7438 84.7 77.9 80.4 77.9 80.3
1993 3158.230 848 6557 74.8 43.0 77.9 42.5 77.7
1994 2737.620 848 5006 57.2 36.8 75.3 36.8 75.2
1995 4225.820 848 7000 79.9 56.9 74.2 56.9 74.1
1996 3321.480 848 5684 64.7 44.6 72.5 44.6 72.4
1997 4214.820 848 6325 72.2 56.8 71.7 56.7 71.6
1998 1642.520 848 2328 97.9 81.4 71.8 81.4 71.7
1999 Data Not Available - Long-Term Shutdown
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2004 4971.580 750 7154 81.4 76.1 72.0 75.3 71.9
2005 4938.110 750 6782 77.4 75.2 72.2 75.2 72.0
2006 5440.250 750 7435 84.9 82.9 72.6 82.8 72.5
2007 4966.670 750 6911 78.9 76.0 72.7 75.6 72.6
2008 5148.880 734 7125 81.1 79.3 73.0 79.9 72.8
2009 5162.090 730 7148 81.6 80.4 73.2 80.7 73.1
2010 4375.770 730 6198 70.8 68.4 73.1 68.4 73.0
2011 5084.860 730 6959 79.4 78.9 73.2 79.5 73.2
2012 3352.060 730 4617 52.6 52.2 72.6 52.3 72.5
2013 5518.710 730 7914 90.3 94.0 73.2 86.3 72.9
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-08-28

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