EIMV Cooperates In Monitoring Safe Operation of Krško NPP

This year, Elektroinstitut Milan Vidmar (EIMV, ENS Corporate Member) is the coordinator of the authorized organizations for radiation and nuclear safety for the preparation of the Consolidated Expert Assessment of maintenance works, interventions, and tests during the provisional shutdown and fuel replacement at the Krško nuclear power plant, in Slovenia.

The regular maintenance of the Krško NPP started on 1st April 2024 and is expected to last one month.

The maintenance is an exceptionally labour-intensive and logistically demanding period due to the scope and complexity of the works and the number of contractors.

During the regular shutdown of the power plant, EIMV will monitor and evaluate the work on electrical systems and components, as its experts have been involved in many activities at Krško since the construction of the plant.

Indeed, the collaboration of EIMV with Krško NPP is structured into cooperation during the regular operation of NEK (an 18-month fuel cycle) and cooperation during the regular shutdown of the power plant (maintenance).

From EIMV Press Release.

Krško is the only nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

It has a single 696-MW PWR unit, which produces about 5.4 TWh of electricity a year and provided 42.8% of Slovenia’s electricity production share in 2022.

On 13th January 2023, the Slovenian Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, which conducted the procedure in compliance with Slovenian environmental legislation and the provisions of the Espoo and Aarhus Conventions, issued an environmental approval for the power plant’s lifetime extension from 40 to 60 years.

The only NPP in Slovenia will be so able to operate until 2043.