Country profile: Czech Republic

Summary figures for 2013

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) 2013
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Czech Republic
6
29.0
+
35.8
 
OECD Europe
133
833.1
23.7
 
Total
325
1 883.2
18.6
 

+ Generation record

Country report

In 2013, an update of the State Energy Concept was the subject of a strategic impact assessment process. The Czech uranium mine Dolni Rozinka continued to operate and the preparation of a new Atomic Act started in 2013.

Both nuclear power plants (NPPs) showed good operational performance in 2013, which resulted in a record amount of generated electricity. The Dukovany NPP contributed mainly to this result with record generation of 15 680 GWh gross.

In 2012, four units at the Dukovany NPP were upgraded, increasing each unit to 510 MWe gross. In 2013, an upgrade of the Temelin units was then started, which will increase the capacity of each block to 1 056 MWe gross in 2015.

This report considers a number of assumptions and changes, since the last report, to the long-term projections of installed capacity and fuel requirements:

Gradual deployment of improved fuel with a higher content of enriched uranium product in the fuel assemblies (135.5 kg instead of the current 126.3 kg in the working fuel assembly) at the Dukovany NPP is scheduled to begin as soon as 2014.

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2014

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Last reviewed: 19 December 2014