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07/12/2017
17:38
Kursk NPP increased 11-month electricity output

For the 11-month period in 2017, the Kursk nuclear power plant produced more than 25.6 billion kWh of electricity, 2% above the target level, more than 1.2 billion kWh above the result achieved for the same period in 2016, the power plant's press service informed.

The installed capacity utilization factor (ICUF) was 80.02%, the target level being 78.43%.

Since its launch in 1976, the Kursk NPP has produced more than 884.711 billion kWh of electricity.

Power units 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently in operation at the NPP. They are producing electricity according to the operating schedule.

The radiation level at the nuclear power plant and in the surrounding area is typical for the normal operation of the power units and does not exceed the natural background levels.

The Kursk nuclear power plant is operating as a branch of Rosenergoatom. The NPP is located in Kursk region 4 km away from Kurchatov city, 40 km away from Kursk. The NPP uses water-cooled graphite-moderated channel-type reactors, their combined installed capacity is 4,000 MW. The Kursk NPP accounts for more than 50% of the total installed capacity of all the power stations in the Black Earth Belt. The power plant supplies electricity to most of Kursk region's industrial enterprises.

The core business of Rosenergoatom (REA, tax number: 7721632827) is the generation of electricity using its nuclear power plants. The concern unites all ten nuclear power plants of Russia operating as its branches, along with the generating company's service entities.

In total, 35 power units with a total installed capacity of 27.89 GW are in operation at Russia's nuclear power plants: 18 power units of the VVER type (water-water power reactors), 15 power units with channel-type reactors, 2 sodium cooled fast reactor-based power units (BN-600 and BN-800). The nuclear power plants account for ca. 18.3% of the total electricity output in Russia.

"AK&M", 07.12.2017 14:37

 

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