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Pickering

PickeringThe Pickering nuclear generating station is Ontario’s smallest commercial nuclear facility. Its eight CANDU pressurized heavy water (PHWR) reactors – the smallest in Canada – are owned and operated by Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Despite their smaller size, the CANDU units at the Pickering station can power up to 2.5 million households.

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity (MWe)

In-Service Safe Storage 
Pickering A Unit 1 

515 

1971 
Pickering A Unit 2 

515 

1971 1997
Pickering A Unit 3 

515 

1973  1997
Pickering A Unit 4 

515 

1973  
Pickering B Unit 5 

516 

1983  
Pickering B Unit 6 

516 

1984  
Pickering B Unit 7 

516 

1985  
Pickering B Unit 8 

516 

1986