German nuclear plant outages and restarts

Shoaib Ur Rehman December 29, 2018

The following table lists planned outages and load reductions at German nuclear power plants and plants returning online.

Germany has 9,973 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generation capacity provided by seven reactors, operated by three companies.

Previously in 2011, Germany had taken the axe to the bulk of its nuclear capacity, switching off the seven oldest blocks plus Vattenfall’s Kruemmel permanently after the Japan nuclear crisis earlier that year raised safety concerns. It also sped up the timetable for closure of all remaining capacity by 2022.

Before Fukushima, German nuclear capacity had amounted to around 21,500 MW.

Reactors stop for regular maintenances with fuel element exchanges. Because of tight supervision for security purposes, they have to signal these to authorities. They also shed some load during other times, which they also flag to the market.

Copyright Reuters, 2018
 

 

 

 

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