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Operational


Reactor Details

Reactor Type Model Owner Operator
PHWR
CANDU 500A
Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Power Generation
Reference Unit Power (Net Capacity) Design Net Capacity Gross Capacity Thermal Capacity
515 MWe
508 MWe
542 MWe
1744 MWt
Construction Start Date First Criticality Date
01 May, 1968
16 May, 1973
First Grid Connection Commercial Operation Date Long-Term Shutdown Date Long-Term Shutdown End Date
21 May, 1973
17 Jun, 1973
02 Jan, 1998
21 Sep, 2003

LifeTime Performance

Electricity Supplied Energy Availability Factor Operation Factor Energy Unavailability Factor Load Factor
104.04 TW.h
66.1 %
69.0 %
33.9 %
66.0 %
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
1973 2226.600 514 4402 91.8 90.6 90.6 90.4 90.4
1974 4221.000 514 8356 95.6 94.0 92.8 94.0 92.8
1975 1094.200 513 2201 25.2 24.2 65.6 24.4 65.7
1976 3089.000 514 6063 69.2 68.2 66.4 68.6 66.5
1977 4107.200 514 7975 91.3 90.3 71.7 91.5 72.0
1978 4033.900 515 7876 90.2 89.7 74.9 89.7 75.2
1979 4102.200 515 8059 91.0 91.0 77.4 89.9 77.5
1980 3700.500 515 7321 83.3 81.8 78.0 81.8 78.1
1981 4142.000 515 8078 92.2 91.6 79.6 91.8 79.7
1982 4137.900 515 8087 92.3 91.8 80.9 91.7 81.0
1983 4170.200 515 8183 93.4 92.3 82.0 92.4 82.1
1984 3733.300 515 7425 84.5 82.8 82.0 82.5 82.1
1985 3438.860 515 6824 77.9 77.5 81.7 76.2 81.6
1986 3687.370 515 7410 84.6 83.2 81.8 81.7 81.6
1987 3770.410 515 7495 85.6 84.0 81.9 83.6 81.8
1988 3166.170 515 6525 74.3 70.1 81.2 70.0 81.0
1989 2255.490 515 5468 62.4 50.0 79.3 50.0 79.1
1990 1070.830 515 2851 32.6 23.7 76.1 23.7 76.0
1991 2130.760 515 5185 59.2 47.3 74.6 47.2 74.4
1992 0.000 515 0 0.0 0.0 70.7 0.0 70.6
1993 3309.630 515 6711 76.6 73.8 70.9 73.4 70.7
1994 4009.640 515 7915 90.4 89.5 71.7 88.9 71.6
1995 2806.960 515 5684 64.9 63.3 71.4 62.2 71.2
1996 1134.910 515 2230 25.4 25.1 69.4 25.1 69.2
1997 0.000 515 0 0.0 0.0 66.6 0.0 66.4
1998 Data Not Available - Long-Term Shutdown
1999 "
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2003 844.810 515 1880 82.7 72.3 66.6 72.3 66.4
2004 3266.760 515 6739 76.7 72.1 66.8 72.2 66.6
2005 2996.450 515 5900 67.4 66.4 66.8 66.4 66.6
2006 2976.540 515 6149 70.2 66.0 66.8 66.0 66.6
2007 1959.140 515 4086 46.6 43.4 66.0 43.4 65.8
2008 3656.450 515 7765 88.4 80.8 66.5 80.8 66.3
2009 1620.170 515 3845 43.9 35.9 65.5 35.9 65.3
2010 3203.510 515 6583 75.2 71.1 65.7 71.0 65.5
2011 2401.120 515 4919 56.2 53.3 65.3 53.2 65.1
2012 3310.830 515 6592 75.0 73.4 65.5 73.2 65.4
2013 3884.540 515 7798 89.0 86.3 66.1 86.1 66.0
Performance indicators are calculated from the Commercial Operation Date.


Above data are from the PRIS database. Last update on 2014-12-18

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