15 Jan 2024 10:41

Ukrainian nuclear plants generate 50% of country's electricity in 2023 - Energoatom

MOSCOW. Jan 15 (Interfax) - Nuclear power plants (NPP) run by Ukraine's Energoatom generated almost half of the country's electricity in 2023, Ukrainian media reported citing the company's statement in its Telegram channel.

"Ukrainian NPPs generated 52.409 million kWh of electricity in 2023. This is almost 50% of Ukraine's total energy mix. Domestic nuclear plants exceeded the forecast energy balance by 12.8% and additionally produced about 5 billion kWh of electricity worth UAH19.5 billion," Energoatom said.

The company said it exceeded its plan for last year by 1.6%. It did not disclose production results for 2022.

Energoatom head Petr Kotin said in the statement that the company carried out all 480 planned measures to prepare for the fall and winter of 2023/2024 on time, making it possible to ensure maximum electricity production.

"As a result of reducing the duration of scheduled maintenance by 66 days, NPPs managed to additional generate almost 1.4 billion kWh of electricity," Kotin said.

Energoatom operates the Rovno NPP with four generating units with combined capacity of 2.835 GW, the Khmelnitsky NPP with two units totaling 2 GW and the South Ukraine NPP with three 1-GW units. These plants are located in territory controlled by Kiev.

The official exchange rate was UAH37.9982/$1 on January 12.