The share of nuclear power plants in the power balance of Russia had increased up to 19.04% in 2019 (compared to 18.7% in 2018). The share of nuclear power plants in the Unified Energy System of Russia, excluding the output of the Bilibino NPP, which operates in an isolated environment, has reached the value of 19.3% (against 19.1% in 2018).
According to the Unified Energy System operator, the total electric power output in Russia was 1,096.4 billion kWh, which is 0.4% higher than in 2018. The Russian electric power plants comprising the Unified Energy System delivered 1,080.5 billion kWh, which is 0.9% more than in 2018.
It was previously reported that in 2019, the Russian nuclear power plants (the affiliates of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, a part of the Electric power division of the Rosatom State Corporation) attained a new record in terms of electric power production – over 208.78 billion kWh, thus growing the total output and going beyond their achievement in 2018 (204.28 billion kWh) by over 4.5 billion kWh. The FAS balance for 2019 was 103% delivered with the initial plan being at 202.7 billion kWh.
The Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company is a leading unit of the Electric Power Division of the Rosatom State Corporation. The JSC is the largest generation company in Russia in terms of the electric power output and the world’s 2nd one in terms of the atomic generation capacity. It encompasses all 10 nuclear power plants of Russia that have an affiliate status as well as companies facilitating the operation of the generation unit. All in all, the Russian NPPs operate 356 power blocks with the total installed capacity of 30.25 GW.