Rosenergoatom: The share of nuclear energy in Russia exceeded 20%

The share of nuclear power plants (branches of Rosenergoatom JSC, part of the Electrical Power Division of Rosatom JSC) in the energy balance of Russia made up 20.28% in 2020. The figure was 19.04% in 2019.

In the power grid of Russia (so called UES, Unified Energy System), the share of NPPs increased to 20.58% against 19.3% in 2019 (excluding the generation of electricity by the Bilibino NPP and FNPP operating in an isolated energy system.

As already noted, nuclear power plants in Russia saw the end of 2020 with an absolute record in the entire history of the Russian nuclear power industry, previously achieved only in 1988 during the Soviet era: They have produced 215.746 billion kWh of electricity. The FAS balance was fulfilled by 103.92% (against the planned value of 207.614 billion kWh).

Let’s recall that in 2020, the first Russian floating nuclear thermal power plant (FNPP) was put into operation in Chukotka, and the new VVER-1200-powered NPU No. 6 of the Leningrad NPP was connected to the UES of Russia.

Today, a total of 37 power units with a total installed capacity of about 29.4 GW are in operation at 11 operating nuclear power plants in Russia. In 2021, the new power unit No. 6 of the Leningrad NPP with a VVER-1200 reactor is being prepared for commissioning.

Every fifth light bulb in the Russian Federation burns from the energy generated by nuclear power plants.

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