“The planned task of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia was fulfilled by 104.2%. Thus, almost 110 million kWh of electricity was generated above plan, additional revenue amounted to more than 90 million rubles,” said Viktor Ignatov, director of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.
During the past month, 2.58 billion kWh of electricity was supplied to the power system. This volume is enough to supply the entire Tver region with electricity for three months (according to experts, the region consumes an average of about 800 million kWh of electricity per month).
In addition, in the production of a similar volume through the burning of fossil fuels, more than a million tons of carbon dioxide would be emitted into the atmosphere.
The National Fuel and Energy Complex (FEC) guarantees the country’s stable energy security and is the basis for progressive socioeconomic development, supplying industry and citizens. The share of low-carbon power generation in the Russian power sector is already around 40%. In the future, taking into account the growth of the share of nuclear generation, it will only increase. Now, the share of nuclear generation is about 20% of the total electricity generation in the country. Therefore, one in five light bulbs in the Russian Federation burns out with the energy generated by nuclear power plants.
Currently, there are three power units in operation at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant. Power unit No. 4 is undergoing scheduled repairs. The radiation background in the area of the nuclear power plant and the adjacent territory is at a level corresponding to the normal operation of power units and does not exceed the natural background values.