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)||Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply|
|OECD Total||311||1 856.8||17.6|
|NEA Total||352||2 062.6||17.9|
The State Program on the Development of Russian Nuclear Power Generation Complex (the Development Program) – the latest version of which was approved by government resolution no. 344-11 of 28 March 2017 – outlines the continued construction of nuclear power units in Russia. The plan for future NPPs in Russia has been set out by Government Order of the Russian Federation no. 1634-r of 1 August 2016. The list of NPPs scheduled for construction until 2030 includes 11 new power units.
The most significant events of 2017 were:
In addition, the following investment projects are in active stages of implementation:
Complex works for the extension of the operational life of the Balakovo NPP (unit 2 – VVER-1000) were completed. The operating licence for the additional period has been obtained.
Rostechnadzor has granted permission to increase the nominal thermal power of reactors by 104% in the pilot operation mode for unit 3 of the Rostov NPP and in the industrial operation mode for units 1 and 2 of the Kalinin NPP.
Centralised SNF storage is being provided at two sites: Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) and PA Mayak. PA Mayak has started reprocessing VVER-1000 SNF (in addition to VVER-440, BN-600, RR SNF and others).
The MCC "wet" storage facility for VVER-1000 SNF has been operational since 1986. Its reconstruction was completed in 2011, providing an enhanced level of safety (with a new system for emergency cooling and spraying, a smoke exhaust system, and efforts to manage beyond-design-basis accidents/"crash-tests" and enhanced seismic resistance). The first section of a "dry" storage facility at MCC was commissioned in 2012 (the dry storage facility for RBMK-1000 SNF). In 2016, the second section of the dry storage facility designed for VVER-1000 and RBMK-1000 SNF was commissioned.
In 2016, a licence was granted to operate the first start-up complex of the SNF reprocessing pilot- demonstration center (PDC) at the MCC site. An R&D programme aimed at elaborating innovative SNF reprocessing technologies has been launched. Construction of the second PDC section with a design capacity of 250 tons of SNF per year is underway. It is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2018