Monday, October 26, 2009

Pickering Unit 8 Down


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ontario Power Generation shut the 515-megawatt Unit 8 at the Pickering nuclear power station in Ontario by Monday for short maintenance in the switchyard, a spokesman for the province-owned generating company said.

He could not say exactly when the unit would return to service due in part to competitive reasons. Electricity traders guessed the unit would return in about a week.

They work under a perfect cloak of secrecy, and the perfect excuse for it! So, we can't blame them... I wonder if this is my most favourite Sinking Transformer of Pickering? That thing has got to go sometime. So, watch this space, if this sudden outage goes on for more than a week.

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