BRUCE-4

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 Sep, 1972
10 Dec, 1978
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date Long-Term Shutdown Date Long-Term Shutdown End Date
21 Dec, 1978
18 Jan, 1979
16 Mar, 1998
07 Oct, 2003

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
134.90 TW.h
72.1 %
78.2 %
27.9 %
71.7 %
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
1978 Data from a trial operation not provided
1979 4966.400 740 7084 84.2 84.2 84.2 79.6 79.6
1980 4945.100 740 6962 79.3 76.1 80.0 76.1 77.8
1981 5753.500 740 7874 89.9 89.1 83.1 88.8 81.5
1982 6050.200 740 8150 93.0 92.2 85.4 93.3 84.6
1983 6407.400 740 8345 95.3 94.2 87.2 98.8 87.5
1984 6664.640 740 8625 98.2 97.8 89.0 102.5 90.0
1985 4995.160 808 6518 74.4 73.2 86.6 72.3 87.3
1986 6891.570 848 8644 98.7 92.8 87.5 92.8 88.1
1987 5044.990 848 6366 72.7 67.9 85.1 67.9 85.6
1988 4663.680 848 5997 68.3 65.7 82.9 62.6 83.0
1989 5584.210 848 7290 83.2 75.3 82.2 75.2 82.3
1990 3533.030 848 4611 52.6 47.5 79.1 47.6 79.2
1991 5940.700 848 7955 90.8 79.9 79.1 80.0 79.2
1992 5843.370 848 8070 91.9 78.4 79.1 78.4 79.2
1993 350.090 848 527 6.0 4.7 73.8 4.7 73.9
1994 3655.980 848 7206 82.3 49.3 72.2 49.2 72.2
1995 3034.920 848 5024 57.4 40.9 70.2 40.9 70.3
1996 5296.280 848 8686 98.9 71.2 70.3 71.1 70.3
1997 2923.050 848 4968 56.7 39.4 68.6 39.4 68.6
1998 12.340 848 45 2.5 0.8 67.8 0.8 67.9
1999 Data Not Available - Long-Term Shutdown
2000 "
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2003 934.470 769 802 36.3 100.0 68.2 55.0 67.7
2004 5418.780 750 7469 85.0 83.4 68.9 82.1 68.4
2005 5499.120 750 7469 85.3 83.7 69.6 83.7 69.0
2006 5308.220 750 7261 82.9 80.8 70.0 80.8 69.5
2007 5250.980 750 7298 83.3 80.2 70.4 79.9 69.9
2008 5504.430 734 7603 86.6 84.9 71.0 85.4 70.5
2009 4907.550 730 7014 80.1 76.9 71.2 76.7 70.8
2010 5976.180 730 8360 95.4 94.1 72.0 93.4 71.5
2011 6259.240 730 8670 99.0 98.7 72.9 97.9 72.4
2012 3700.410 730 5137 58.5 58.3 72.4 57.7 72.0
2013 4131.320 730 5778 66.0 63.4 72.1 64.6 71.7
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-10-30

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