Start-up of No.3 Mochovce NPP unit will take about a year

Atómová elektráreň Mochovce
Atómová elektráreň Mochovce. Foto: archívne, SITA/Martin Havran.

Slovenske Elektrarne expects to put the third unit of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant into commercial operation by at the beginning of this autumn, approximately a year after the start-up of the whole process. As Olga Bakova, a spokeswoman for Slovenske Elektrarne, informed the SITA news agency, a successful 144-hour demonstration run at 100%, e.g. 471-megawatt output, will confirm the full functionality of the third unit and the achievement of the set parameters.

This will complete the power start-up phase. „We anticipate reaching this milestone during September-October,“ Bakova said. The third Mochovce unit is currently operating at up to 75 percent capacity.

Slovenske Elektrarne is currently testing the unit in harmony with the energy start-up schedule. In this stage, the unit has delivered about half a million megawatt-hours of electricity to the grid by mid-July, which corresponds to the annual consumption of 200,000 households.

Full story in Slovak: Spúšťanie tretieho bloku v Mochovciach bude trvať zhruba rok, 100-percentný výkon dosiahne už o pár týždňov

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