Country profile: Slovak Republic

Summary figures for 2016

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) 2016
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
Slovak Republic
4
14.1
56.9
 
OECD Europe
130
790.4
22.3
 
OECD Total
317
1 877.5
18.5
 
NEA Total
352
2 061.1
18.7
 

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Energy policy

The main aims of the Slovak energy policy are to decrease energy demand and increase security of energy supplies, based on the principles of maximising safety, reliability, quality and economic effectiveness. Annual gross electricity production in the Slovak Republic, as of 31 December 2016 was 27 452 GWh, where 14 774 GWh (53.8%) came from nuclear reactors in Bohunice and Mochovce NPPs.

At the end of July 2016, the Italian utility Enel closed the first phase of the process to dispose of its 66% stake in Slovenské Elektrárne – the sale of its 50% stake in Slovak Power Holding BV to EP Slovakia BV. The transaction was carried out under a contract signed by Enel and EP Slovakia in December 2015.

Following this transaction, Enel now owns a stake of 33% in Slovenské Elektrárne. Control of Slovenské Elektrárne passed to Slovak Power Holding.

The second phase of the process will be closed after completion of the Mochovce units 3 and 4.

Fuel cycle

There were no significant changes or development in the nuclear fuel cycle of Slovak NPPs in 2016. During the year 2016, fresh nuclear fuel with burnable absorber (gadolinium) and with average enrichment of 4.87% and 4.25% of U-235 was loaded into the reactors of units 3 and 4 of the Bohunice NPP, and units 1 and 2 of the Mochovce NPP.

Status of project to complete Mochovce units 3 and 4

Based on actual schedules, completion of two new reactors in Mochovce NPP could be delayed, meaning that unit 3 (94% complete) could be connected to the grid by the end of the 2018, and unit 4, which has a similar capacity, could be connected in 2019 (presently 80% ready).

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2017

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Last reviewed: 6 November 2017