STRATOSPHERIC RESULTS: Energoatom generates a record amount of electricity day-to-day
Over the past day, Energoatom has generated 300,000 MWh of electricity! Physicists and fans of cosmology know that one of the basic universal physical constants – the speed of light – is 300 thousand km/s! Bit of a coincidence, isn't it? In addition, according to present knowledge, the lifetime of the Universe is 13.8 bln years. The same figure – 13.8 bln watts – is the total installed capacity of Energoatom's nuclear power units. It turns out one watt for each year of existence of the Universe!
In total, as of December 8, 2021, 14 out of 15 Ukrainian power units are in operation. The total current capacity is 12,465 MW while during the day 300,000 MWh of electricity was generated. Rivne NPP unit 4 is in the scheduled outage. The deadline for the repair completion and connection of the last 15th power unit of Energoatom to the grid is February 1, 2022.
Electricity production by domestic nuclear power plants increased by 4% over the last week (to 2000.5 million kWh). Thus, the share of NPPs in load coverage increased from 58% to 60% compared to the previous week.
The increase in NPP generation was due to the early connection of the Zaporizhzhya NPP unit 2 to the grid on November 30 following repair. Since then, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe has operated all six units.
Energoatom faced the beginning of the calendar winter with another record – for the first time in 37 years of operation of the Zaporizhzhya power plant, its load is equal to 100% of the installed capacity – 6040 MW.
Since the month beginning, nuclear power plants have generated 2,041.72 million kWh of electricity while since the beginning of 2021 – 79,047.38 million kWh.
Energoatom continues safe full power operation, ensuring stable passage of the heating season and providing the public with affordable electricity.