RUSSIAN NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY UP TO 18.9%
ROSATOM - Following 2017, a share of electricity production by Russian nuclear power plants (parts of Power Division of ROSATOM, Rosenergoatom) has increased up to 18.9% (18.3% in 2016).
In 2017, the capacity factor has also grown to reach 83.29% (83.1% in 2016).
In 2017, electricity generation at Russian NPPs reached another record of 202.868 billion kWh (196.366 billion kWh in 2016). Thus, cumulative production has increased more than 6.6 billion kWh while the FAS balance of 2017 was exceeded by 3 billion kWh or 1.5% (at the target indicator of 199.84 billion kWh). Russian NPPs set the absolute record over the entire history of the Russian nuclear power getting closer to the absolute production record reached only during the Soviet Union times in 1989 (212.58 billion kWh, considering plants in Ukraine, Lithuania and Armenia).
According to the online data of the System Operator of the United Energy System of Russia, the generation of electricity in Russia in 2017 was 1,073.6 billion kWh that is 0.2% more than in 2016. UES of Russia's power plants produced 1,053.7 billion kWh that is 0.5% more than in 2016.
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