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FW: [cdn-nucl-l] OPG's press notes on the recovery from the blackout
The Bruce units were put in "poison prevent"
mode at 60% power. They can then be reconnected to the grid (when the
latter is no longer "down") very quickly. So was one Darlington
But the other Darlington units and the 4
Pickering B units were put into a shutdown state (0 power) - as reported by OPG
in their notes. Then it takes at least about 40-48 hours to get over the
xenon-poisoning mode and return to service.
Benjamin Rouben, FCNS
interesting to contrast the effects on OPGs plants with those at Bruce.
According to a press release from Bruce on Friday 15th " Within hours of the
incident, three of the four units at the Bruce B generating station were
reconnected to the provincial grid and are currently being dispatched at the
direction of the Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO).
Manager, Reactor Core Physics, AECL
Tel: 905-823-9060 x 4550;
Units 5, 7 and 8 have 2,400 MW of electricity available when called upon by the
IMO. As a result of the disruption, Unit 6 did shut down and will be returned to
service as quickly as possible."
Has anyone got any information on why
Bruce was able to reconnect their units to the grid much more quickly than the
units at Pickering and