Nuclear power stations are the workhorses of the electricity system. Because they work day and night, year in and year out, they provide continuous and reliable electricity production, which allows for the expansion of other forms of power generation that operate more intermittently.
Nuclear power is fueled by uranium, which is abundant in the Earth’s crust – and particularly in Canada. Enough uranium resources are available to last well into the future, and to support growth of the global nuclear industry. Existing technology to reuse spent uranium fuel rods could further extend the life of uranium resources.