Slovakia To Become A Power Exporter Thanks To New Nuclear Reactors

Slovakia’s new Mochovce-3 reactor is close to start up and generate electricity this year, with unit 4 following in 2023. The two new units at Mochovce are expected to cover about a quarter of Slovak energy demands.

Moreover, once it starts up, Mochovce-3 will immediately tip Slovakia’s energy balance back to an export footing. “After the start-up of Mochovce-3, the balance sheet character of the system will change from imports of 1.1% in 2020 to exports of 9.0% in 2022.“, said the Slovak Ministry of Economy.

Slovakia is adding significant clean generation capacity (942 MWe of which coming from new units at Mochovce) in pursuit of the European Union’s goals for emissions reductions for its member states.

Read the full World Nuclear News article.

Slovakia currently has four nuclear reactors in commercial operation (Bohunice-3 and -4, and Mochovce-1 and -2), which produced 53% of the country’s electricity in 2020.