Skip to content

Bruce Power Lease Agreement

Bruce Power Generating Station (BPGS) is the first private nuclear power plant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest nuclear power plant in North America and the second largest in the world, the first being Japan`s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa. BPGS is owned by Ontario Hydro and is located on the shores of Lake Huron, 250 km northwest of Toronto. Later, in 1999, Ontario Hydro was divided into five divisions, including Ontario Power Generation (OPG), which operates all power plants in Canada. Bruce Power and the Independent Power Grid Manager (IESO) may, in certain circumstances, invoke force majeure (FM), which is a typical element of contractual agreements of this type, as indicated in Bruce Power`s amended and revised implementation agreement. In this case, fm includes epidemics and pandemics. In addition, the company will continue to fund decommissioning and waste management costs through the leasing of Bruce Powers sites with OPG. This page is intended to provide information to the public and interested stakeholders about this important agreement with IESO. Bruce Power`s mission is to provide information and answer questions.

Requests can be directed to info@brucepower.com. Cobalt-60 (60Co) can be manufactured in a CANDU reactor with tuning bars manufactured primarily from 59Co (instead of normal stainless steel) which is slowly converted to 60Co by neutron activation (59Co - no → 60Co). [62] [63] These cobalt 60 adjustment sticks, now intensive radioactive, are then "harvested" after one to three years of use in the reactor during a routine reactor shutdown (removed and replaced by fresh 59Co tuning bars) and then transformed by the Nordion into sources of different sealed 60Co intensities. [62] [64] [65] [66] The Bruce nuclear power plant has been producing 60Co since the 1980s, and almost all of 60Co`s global supply comes from various CANDU nuclear reactors, with Bruce being the largest supplier. [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] In 2007[update], Bruce delivered more than 40% of the 60Co worldwide. [70] In 2016, Bruce renewed the contract with Nordion for the subsequent delivery of 60Co to cover the full expected life of the Bruce reactors after the refurbishment, which is expected to enter service by 2064. [70] Bruce A`s steam could be redirected to the Bruce Bulk Steam System (BBSS) to provide energy for heavy water production (750 MW thermal), heating buildings inside construction (15 MW th) or for energy supply (72 MW th) to the nearby Bruce Energy Centre (BEC).

Published on