03.01.2019_No2 / News in Brief

Russia Says Nuclear Fleet Set Production Record In 2018

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3 Jan (NucNet): Russia’s fleet of commercial nuclear power plants produced just over 204 TWh (gross) of electricity in 2018, exceeding the 202 TWh achieved in 2017 and setting a domestic record, state nuclear power station operator Rosenergoatom said.

New units under construction at the Leningrad nuclear power station in Russia. Photo courtesy Rosatom.

According to Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, the nuclear production target for 2018 was just over 201 TWh.

The four-unit Kalinin nuclear station northwest of Moscow led the production figures with about 35 TWh, followed by the four-unit Balakovo station southwest of Moscow with 31 TWh and the four-unit Leningrad station, on the Gulf of Finland, with 28 TWh.

Early last month the start of commercial operation of the Leningrad 2-1 reactor saw Leningrad, with a total installed capacity of 5,240 MW (gross), become the largest operating nuclear facility in Russia. That was before Leningrad-1, which began commercial operation in November 1974, was permanently shut down on 21 December.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Russia has 37 nuclear units in commercial operation and six under construction.

Rosenergoatom said the nuclear share of electricity generation in Russia is 19%. The IAEA put the figure at 17.9% for 2017.

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Russia’s Nuclear Fleet Sets Domestic Generation Record (News in Brief No.6, 09 January 2018)

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