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MAVIR: Hungarian electricity consumption record broken on Wednesday
The winter system load reached another historic record in Hungary on 4 December 2019, Wednesday. The peak amount of 7099 MW surpassed the previous certified quarter-hourly record by 173 MW.
János Süli: the European Union stands up for nuclear energy
Every data, every statistic proves that we cannot choose any other way, we need the new nuclear power plant units – told János Süli in Szekszárd at the presentation of the joint economic publication of Tolnai Népújság and National Tax and Customs Administration. The minister without portfolio responsible for the planning, construction and commissioning of the two new nuclear power plant units of Paks reminded everyone the European Union also stood up for nuclear energy.
According to the newly appointed Director General of the IAEA, nuclear energy is not a problem, it is the solution
Rafael Grossi, the new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has been inaugurated on Monday in Vienna.
The planned legislature-amendment is in compliance with the European practice
The governmental legislature, regulating the area preparation of the two new Paks NPP units, could be modified in accordance with the European practice and nuclear safety requirements – stated Minister János Süli.
MET Conference: Maintaining nuclear capacities is of key importance
At this year’s symposium of the Hungarian Energy Society (MET), where the main goal was to maintain contact and exchange experiences with Hungarian energy professionals abroad, Miklós Horváth deputy CEO, licensing and quality supervision director held a lecture about the Paks II. project.
János Süli: world class NPP units will be constructed in Paks
The aim of the Paks II. project is to provide electricity via the two new NPP units safely, independent from the weather conditions, at the lowest possible cost until the end of the operation life-time, i.e. for sixty years at the designed performance level, with 92% power utilization at least – reported the minister without portfolio responsible for the Paks II. investment at the hearing before the Parliament’s Economic Committee.
János Áder’s lecture in Paks
In order to achieve the climate protection goals, we need nuclear power plants – declared president János Áder on Tuesday in Paks during his interactive lecture organized for local primary and secondary school students.
Carbon-free energy was discussed at the University of Dunaújváros
The two new NPP units designed for Paks will produce electricity CO2-free, in a great amount until the end of this century, helping Hungary achieve its climate protection goals – declared State Secretary Pál Kovács at the press conference held before the Science Week Introductory Professional Day, organized by the University of Dunaújváros.
János Süli: nuclear energy has a decisive role in climate protection
The Paks II. project attended AtomEco international forum and exhibition, organized by Rosatom in Pécs. A press conference was held at the new stand of Paks II. Ltd. by minister János Süli, who told that nuclear energy and Paks II. project has an important role in climate protection.
János Süli: the new NPP units of Paks built in international cooperation will be at the highest level of development
The most modern units will be built within the Paks II. project in an international cooperation – said János Süli, minister without portfolio following the negotiation with the Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom in Paks. During the press conference, following the negotiation, Alexey Likhachev told that the project has more than 400 licenses already, and by the handover of the basic design documents, it has reached an important milestone.
The third 3+ generation NPP unit started its operation in Russia
The 2nd unit of Novovoronezh II Nuclear Power Plant started its commercial operation on 1 November 2019. This is the seventh NPP unit in Novovoronezh and the third operating reference NPP unit for Paks II.
Nuclear power plant operation engineer training is already underway at four universities
Nuclear power plant operation engineer training has started in September at four universities as part of Paks II. Academy, while in Veszprém and Pécs the course is going to start in January 2020 in a cross semester.
The interactive exhibition is celebrating its 10-year anniversary
10 years ago, in October 2009 the interactive information truck displaying the Paks II. project started its first country round-trip. During these years the mobile exhibition visited several hundred settlements in order to give information about nuclear energy and the new NPP units to the public. In the last decade the exhibit hosted almost 400.000 visitors.
A Franco-German consortium is going to supply the automated process control systems
Framatome SAS–Siemens AG consortium is going to supply the automated process control systems for Paks II., the two corporations won the contract in competitive call for bids.
An opportunity for the region to flourish
The nuclear power plant construction, sometimes called as the investment of the century, could bring a major boost to Paks and the surrounding counties. The multi-disciplinary cooperation involving a plethora of organizations, institutions and municipalities will enable the region to take part in the project and enjoy its benefits.
Almost half of clean energy is from the nuclear power plant in Hungary
45% of carbon neutral electricity in the European Union was generated by nuclear power plants – can be found in the statistics of the ENTSOE.
Nuclear power plants provide one third of carbon-free electricity
Nuclear power plants provide 10% of global electricity, while in the meantime it means one third of carbon-free electricity – was said at the IAEA’s conference.
The IAEA General Assembly has begun in Vienna
Minister János Süli, State Secretary Pál Kovács and CEO István Lenkei represent the Paks II. project in Vienna, at the 63rd General Assembly of the IAEA. The International Atomic Energy Agency holds its General Assembly at the Vienna Center of the United Nations (VIN) between 16-20 September 2019.
The mobile exhibition was popular this summer as well
The mobile exhibition of Paks II. Ltd. visited 8 big Hungarian festivals during the summer of 2019, almost 20 thousand people visited it in two months.
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