Gentilly-2 Nuclear Facility

Hydro-Québec owns and is licensed to operate the Gentilly-2 Nuclear Facility, located near Trois-Rivières, Québec. Hydro-Québec also operates a nuclear waste management facility at the station. The station was permanently shutdown in December 2012.

Aerial view of the Gentilly-2 Nuclear Generating Station

Plant Information

Location: Bécancour, Québec
Operator: Hydro-Québec
Reactor type: CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium)
Vendor: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Number of units: 1 reactor
Installed capacity: 675 MWe
Status: Shutdown
Licence issued: July 1, 2011
Licence expires: June 30, 2016
Start of commercial operation: October 1, 1983
Licensing documentation: Request a copy of the Gentilly-2 licence and licence condition handbook by email

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Day 2 of the public Commission hearing for the Gentilly-2 Nuclear Generating Station was held in April 2011 in Bécancour, Québec.

Adjacent Nuclear Facility

Gentilly-1 Waste Management Facility

Located within the Gentilly-2 generating station's boundary is the Gentilly-1 Waste Management Facility, which is operated by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (CNL). The Gentilly-1 Nuclear Power Station, which operated intermittently from 1972 to 1978, is also located on site. A decommissioning program was initiated in 1984 to bring the facility to a safe, sustainable shutdown state. The site is now partially decommissioned and in a storage-with-surveillance mode and is licensed as a waste facility.