OAKVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of advanced reactor power plants, expands its Corporate Industrial Advisory Board with the addition of Bruce Power. Bruce Power is the owner and operator of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in southern Ontario, the largest operating nuclear power plant in the world. Bruce Power is represented on the Advisory Board by Michael Rencheck, its Chief Executive Officer.

Canada’s nuclear electric utilities: Bruce Power, NB Power and Ontario Power Generation, are now represented on Terrestrial Energy’s Corporate Advisory board.  They own and operate 19 nuclear reactors at four sites in Canada, which provide over 15 per cent of Canada’s electricity with zero emissions, and approximately 60 per cent of the electricity to Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. These utility companies, each represented by their chief executives, provide guidance to Terrestrial Energy as it advances its engineering and regulatory programs for Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) power plant development and deployment in Canada.

“With Bruce Power pursuing a major refurbishment at the world’s largest operating nuclear power plant, the insights of CEO Michael Rencheck will be a valuable contribution to the development of our innovative IMSR® technology,” said Simon Irish CEO of Terrestrial Energy.

About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is a vendor of Advanced Reactor power plants that uses its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. This technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, safety and functionality. They will provide clean, convenient, dispatchable and cost-competitive heat for many industrial applications, including electric power provision and heat for industrial processes, such as chemical synthesis and desalination. IMSR® technology extends the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. IMSR® power plants promise to transform industrial competitiveness, energy security, and drive economic growth. Their deployment can realize rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum.  Using an innovative design and proven and demonstrated Molten Salt Reactor technology, IMSR® power plants can be brought to market in the 2020s. 

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power currently provides over 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent below the average cost to produce residential power.  Bruce Generating Station’s eight units provide over 4,000 full-time, direct jobs to highly skilled employees, and thousands more indirectly. Bruce Power injects billions of dollars into Ontario’s economy annually, while producing reliable energy with zero carbon emissions. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. The company’s 4,200 employees are the foundation of its accomplishments and it is proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which they live.  

In addition to providing clean, low-cost and reliable electricity, Bruce Power positively impacts people worldwide through its supply of Cobalt-60 that is used to sterilize more than 40 per cent of the world’s single-use medical equipment and for cancer treatment and radiation therapy.

Learn more at http://www.brucepower.com/.

Brian Smith
Terrestrial Energy
Phone: (416) 822-3130
Email: bsmith@the-lanes.ca

Jarret Adams
Terrestrial Energy
Phone: (202) 815-9234
Email: jadams@fulloncom.com

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