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Westinghouse to upgrade control system of Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP

Westinghouse Electric Company said on Thursday that it has signed a contract with Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP) to migrate the current Ovation platform-based information and control systems at the plant's units 5 and 6 to its latest standard.

read more... 17/01/2020


Rostov unit 1 cleared to operate until 2031

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued an operating licence extension for unit 1 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in southwest Russian to 2031. As of 9 January, the VVER-1000 unit had generated 148.174 terawatt hours of electricity since it started operations in 2001.

read more... 13/01/2020


In 2019, the Russian NPPs set a new record in terms of electric power output

According to Rosatom, in 2019, the Russian nuclear power plants set a new electric power output record – over 208.784 billion kilowatt-hours, which means they have grown their joint production and exceeded their previous record of 2018 (204.275 billion kWh) by over 4.5 billion kWh.

read more... 06/01/2020


Britain's zero-carbon power outstrips fossil fuels in 2019

Britain, the birthplace of coal power, produced more electricity from zero-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear than from fossil fuel plants for the first time in 2019, National Grid said on Wednesday.

read more... 02/01/2020


Last of four Kola units gets extended operation licence

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a 15-year operating licence extension for unit 2 of the Kola nuclear power plant to 2034. Kola NPP is located 200 km south of Murmansk, on the shore of Lake Imandra. It produces about 60% of the electricity of the Murmansk region.

read more... 26/12/2019