Country profile: Slovak Republic

Summary figures for 2014

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.

Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid
Nuclear electricity generation
(net TWh) 2014
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Slovak Republic
OECD Europe
1 888.0

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Energy policy

The main aims of Slovak energy policy are to decrease energy demand and increase security of energy supply, based on the principles of maximising safety, reliability, quality and economic effectiveness. Annual gross electricity production in the Slovak Republic, as of 31 December 2014, was 27 082 GWh, of which 15 499 GWh (57.23%) was produced by nuclear reactors in the Bohunice and Mochovce NPPs.

In the second half of 2014, Slovenské Elektrárne's majority owner, Italian company ENEL, announced that it is selling its 66% stake in Slovakia's dominant power utility Slovenské Elektrárne.

Fuel cycle developments

Design and development work for the use of nuclear fuel with higher enrichment in units 3 and 4 at the Bohunice NPP and units 1 and 2 at the Mochovce NPP were successfully completed. In 2014, all four reactors were loaded with fresh nuclear fuel with average enrichment 4.87% U-235.

In June 2014, Slovenské Elektrárne signed a contract with the Russian company TVEL to supply fresh nuclear fuel for units 3 and 4 of the Bohunice NPP and units 1 and 2 of the Mochovce NPP. The contract covers the period from 2016 to 2021 and covers fuel fabrication for all four units and supply of nuclear material for Bohunice unit 4 and Mochovce unit 2. Simultaneously, Slovenské Elektrárne signed a contract with the French company AREVA to supply enriched uranium product for fabrication of nuclear fuel for Bohunice unit 3 and Mochovce unit 1, covered by the above-mentioned contract with TVEL.

Status of project to complete Mochove units 3 and 4

Based on current schedules, completion of two new reactors in the Mochovce NPP could be delayed, meaning that unit 3 (80% complete) could be connected to the grid in the third quarter of 2016, and unit 4, of similar capacity, in 2017 (presently 60% ready).

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2015

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Last reviewed: 21 October 2015