Russia’s nuclear power plant operator, Rosnergoatom, said on January 1st that the country’s nuclear power plants generated a record 209 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2019. It was noted that the total target for 2019 exceeded 208.784 billion kWh, while a total of 2042.75 kWh of electricity was generated in 2018.
The nuclear power plants that have contributed the most to this new record are the Rostov (over 33.8 billion kWh), the Kalining (over 31 billion kWh) and the Barakovo (approximately 30 billion kWh).
Nuclear power currently accounts for about 19 per cent of Russia’s total electricity generation, while the European component accounts for 40 per cent of total electricity generation.
There are 36 industrial generating units in Russia’s 10 nuclear power plants with a total set power of 30.25 gigawatts. On December 19th, the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, the “Rochonosov”, supplied power to the Chukchi grid for the first time.