Pickering-4, Canada

Overview
CURRENT STATUS
Operable
DETAILS
Reactor TypeCommercial Reactor
ProcessPHWR
VendorAtomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL)
OwnerOntario Power Generation
ModelCANDU 500A
OperatorOntario Power Generation
Capacity Net515 MWe
Capacity Gross542 MWe
Capacity Thermal1744 MWt
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
Start Construction1 May 1968
Criticality16 May 1973
Grid Connection21 May 1973
Commercial Operation17 June 1973
Long Term Shutdown Date2 January 1998
Grid sync after long term shutdown21 September 2003
 
OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Output Life100.16 TWh
Capacity Factor Life65.4 %
 

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


 
 


Reactor Operational Details

YearReference Unit Power MWAnnual Output GWhAnnual Time On Line HoursCapacity Factor %Operational Factor %
19735142226.6440290.491.8
1974514422183569495.6
19755131094.2220124.425.2
19765143089606368.669.2
19775144107.2797591.591.3
19785154033.9787689.790.2
19795154102.2805989.991
19805153700.5732181.883.3
19815154142807891.892.2
19825154137.9808791.792.3
19835154170.2818392.493.4
19845153733.3742582.584.5
19855153438.86682476.277.9
19865153687.37741081.784.6
19875153770.41749583.685.6
19885153166.1765257074.3
19895152255.4954685062.4
19905151070.83285123.732.6
19915152130.76518547.259.2
19925150000
19935153309.63671173.476.6
19945154009.64791588.990.4
19955152806.96568462.264.9
19965151134.91223025.125.4
19975150000
199800000
199900000
200000000
200100000
200200000
2003515844.81188072.382.7
20045153266.76673972.276.7
20055152996.45590066.467.4
20065152976.5461496670.2
20075151959.14408643.446.6
20085153656.45776580.888.4
20095151620.17384535.943.9
20105153203.5165837175.2
20115152401.12491953.256.2
20125153310.83659273.275
201300000
Total:99774.81

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

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