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The erection can only start once the necessary licenses have been obtained
The erection of the new nuclear power plant units can only start once the implementation license is already obtained – told minister János Süli in a written answer for a parliamentary question.
The start-up of the second 3+ gen. nuclear power plant unit started in Novovoronezh
The physical start-up of the second III+ gen. VVER-1200 NPP unit of Novovoronezh II. started according to the schedule on 19 February 2019. Thanks to the start-up of the reactor and the beginning of the commercial operation expected at the end of the year, it will prevent over 4 million tonnes of GHG emissions every year and boost the region’s economy – can be read in Rosatom's statement.
Hungary has the second most favorable residential electricity price in the EU
Hungary improved its position and got to the second place in that EU hierarchy which compares the residential electricity prices. Only Bulgaria had cheaper residential electricity price in January 2019 – can be seen in the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority’s (MEKH) international price comparison survey.
The costs of decarbonisation
The world premiere of the newest publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD NEA) was held on 25 January in Hungary. The costs of decarbonisation publication was presented by the agency’s director general, William D. Magwood at the international conference organized for this theme. Another hot topic at the press conference held before the conference was the Paks II. investment, which was presented by the minister without portfolio responsible for the project, Mr. János Süli.
The Hungarian electricity consumption record was broken again
MAVIR Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company Ltd. informed today that the domestic electricity consumption was broken for the second time this year.
The mobile exhibit of Paks II. had almost 60 thousand visitors in 2018
The information truck of Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. had a rich last year: it hosted almost 60 thousand visitors in 2018. Besides visiting the major cities of Zala, Vas and Győr-Moson-Sopron counties and several Budapest districts, it also visited 8 summer festivals as well.
Nuclear energy played a key role in our country’s electricity supply last year as well
Last year several records in electricity consumption were set in Hungary. First in March, then in December several times more and more electricity consumption records were measured by MAVIR. The highest amount, 6869 MW was reached on 19 December.
Autumn conservationist works in pictures
Paks II. Ltd. takes care of protection of fauna and flora on the site of the two new units and in the construction area as well. MVM ERBE Zrt.’s professionals delegated to complete the conservationist works in the autmun of 2018 maintained the nesting boxes and cased a botanical joint last weeks.
Paks II. Ltd.’s charity campaign for children
Gifts donated by the employees of Paks II. Ltd. were handed over by János Süli minister responsible for the investment, István Lenkei CEO and István Mittler Communications Director at the Pediatric Unit of the Tolna Megyei Balassa János Hospital.
A new record was set for domestic electricity consumption on 6 December
The country’s electricity demand reached a new record on 6 December, the domestic system load reached 6843 megawatts, MAVIR Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator Company Ltd. said on its website. The Hungarian power system provides supply without any problems.
István Lenkei: nuclear energy provides stable electricity supply
Information was presented on the establishment of new nuclear power plant units by the management of Paks II. Ltd. at a conference organized jointly by the Department of Building Services and Process Engineering of BME, the Hungarian, the Budapest and Pest County Chamber of Engineers, together with building services organizations.
Paks II. will use a state-of-the-art, extremely safe technology
Dr. Attila Aszódi, State Secretary for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant, presented the key role of the new nuclear power plant units in achieving climate protection goals that are in compliance with the strictest European legislation in Szekszárd and Budapest.
Members of the Committee on the Budget received information about the Paks II. project
After the Economic and Hungarian Ethnicities Committees, members of the Committee on the Budget received direct information about the Paks II. project. János Süli minister, dr. Attila Aszódi state secretary, István Lenkei CEO and István Mittler communications director (Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd.) answered the parliamentarians’ questions.
WANO Communications Workshop in Paks
A WANO communications workshop called „New Challenges in Nuclear Communications” was held in Paks in Erzsébet Grand Hotel between 13-17 November 2018, which was organized jointly by MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd. and Paks II. Ltd. At the event, professionals from about a dozen countries have discussed new methods and challenges in nuclear communication.
The Committee of Hungary’s Ethnicities received information about the Paks II. project
The Committee of Hungary’s Ethnicities held an external session on 6 November 2018 in Paks, where János Süli, the minister of the Paks II. investment, István Lenkei, CEO of Paks II. Ltd. and István Mittler, Communications Director of the company briefed about the erection of the new nuclear power plant units.
The people living in the region were informed about the Paks II. project
The people living in the region of Paks were informed at the TEIT day held in the Paks Nuclear Power Plant about the results of the nuclear power plant and the Paks II. project, and the national practice of radioactive waste management.
The preservation of protected plant species is taken care of
Paks II. Ltd. pays special attention to the preservation of protected plant species beside the fauna of the site of the new nuclear power plant units and also of the site of the construction works. In line with the environmental and nature conservation regulations of the environmental license that came into force in 2017, having the necessary permits, the preservation of the species inhabiting the area is taken care of.
The interest in the traveling exhibit of Paks II. is steady
There is still a considerable interest in Paks II. Nuclear Power Plant Ltd.’s interactive truck. During the recently ended summer tour, about twenty thousand interested visited it at eight bigger Hungarian festivals. This year, until now, the traveling exhibition has attracted more than 40.000 visitors
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