15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

Russia’s Nuclear Fleet Generated 2.9 TWh More Than Targeted In 2018, Says Rosenergoatom

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15 Feb (NucNet): Russian nuclear power plants generated 204.3 TWh (gross) of electricity in 2018, 2.9 TWh more than targeted because maintenance, servicing and repair work was “optimised”, nuclear operator Rosenergoatom has said.

The Leningrad 2 nuclear power station in Russia. Photo courtesy Rosenergoatom.

The company said generation from the country’s nuclear fleet in 2018 was 1.4 TWh more than 2017.

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.

In December, the start of commercial operation of the Leningrad 2-1 reactor saw the four-unit Leningrad station, with a total installed capacity of 5,187 MW (gross), become the largest operating nuclear facility in Russia.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Russia has 36 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.

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