Congrats to Pt Lepreau & New Brunswick Power staff. Pt Lepreau attained 100,000,000 MWhe (gross) in its lifetime to date, on March 8th at 3:31am. Wolsong-1 was the first to attain this mark, on Nov 6 2002.
Value of the product? Assuming Ontario's capped rate of $43/MWhe and a 93% gross to net power, the electricity produced by Point Lepreau would have a present worth of $4 billion. Wholesale.
Pt Lepreau first generated electricity on Sept 11 1982. Thus, in the 7483 days to March 8 2003, it's had a gross capacity factor of 81.89%. This includes the early commissioning tests and low-power periods to Feb 1 1983 when it was declared in service.
- Morgan Brown