Country profile: Czech Republic

Summary figures for 2012

The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.

Country
Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid
Nuclear electricity generation
(net TWh) 2012
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Czech Republic
6
28.6
+
35.3
 
OECD Europe
133
849.0
24.0
 
Total
331
1 884.0
18.9
 

+ Generation record

Country report

An update of the State Energy Concept was discussed by the Czech government at the end of 2012. The government asked, before final approval, for the implementation of a strategic impact assessment of the State Energy Concept.

The Czech uranium mine Dolni Rozinka continued operation in 2012. Total uranium production in the Czech Republic (including uranium recovered during remediation activities) amounted to 220.6 tU in 2012. The tender for the construction of two nuclear units at the Temelin site continues. Three potential suppliers delivered bids to CˇEZ on 2 July 2012. The bid from AREVA was excluded from further participation in the tender and an evaluation process into CEZ's decision to exclude this bid is being conducted by the Czech Anti-monopoly Office.

Owing to the good operational performance by both nuclear power plants in 2012, a record amount of electricity was generated; 15 022 GWh (gross) at Dukovany and 15 302 GWh (gross) at Temelin. The scheduled upgrade of Dukovany unit 4 to 510 MWe (gross) was completed in May 2012. This final step in the upgrade programme to all four units raised the total capacity of the Dukovany nuclear power plant to 2 040 MWe (gross).

A transitional period to the new fuel supplier (TVEL) is in its final stage with respect to designs of reloaded fuel after the complete replacement of fuel in Temelin units 1 and 2 in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Further fuel reloads have been designed to uprate power generation by 4%. The following changes in projections of long-term nuclear generation capacities and fuel cycle requirements were incorporated in this report:

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2013

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Last reviewed: 10 December 2013