Pickering-3, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Permanent Shutdown
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Hydro
ModelCANDU 500A
OperatorOntario Power Generation
Capacity Net515 MWe
Capacity Gross542 MWe
Capacity Thermal1744 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 December 1967
Criticality24 April 1972
Grid Connection3 May 1972
Commercial Operation1 June 1972
Long Term Shutdown Date29 December 1997
Grid sync after long term shutdown31 October 2008
Shutdown31 October 2008
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life80 TWh
Capacity Factor Life69 %
 

Pickering nuclear power plant in Canada. [Image: OPG]


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19735143888.477338586.8
19745141946423643.348.5
19755142606.451615859.1
19765144220.1828493.794.6
19775144304.8840995.996.3
19785153692728382.183.4
19795153619.1721279.481.4
19805154158.6812591.992.5
19815154018.5791189.190.3
19825153896.8770386.487.9
19835153834.175738586.4
19845153692.87728781.683
19855152782.12548361.762.6
19865153173.89634770.472.4
19875153448.35709676.481
19885153821.48747784.585.1
19895151717.89350538.140
19905150000
19915151554.17319834.436.5
19925154054.61806389.691.8
19935153419.84683475.878
19945154120.36815991.393.1
19955152698.57535459.861.1
19965151099.26218124.324.8
199700000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
200300000
200400000
200500000
200600000
200700000
200800000
Total:75768.21

Source: Operating details - IAEA PRIS
Note: "0" signifies a zero value, or no data available. Data from 1972 or later. 

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