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Assessing Olkiluoto’s Electricity Production Issue: A Short-Term Perspective


Nov 21, 2023

The Nordpool electricity exchange has been informed by Power of Industry (TVO) that the Olkiluoto triple reactor will resume full production on Wednesday at one in the morning. The reactor’s electricity production was halted on Sunday evening.

According to TVO’s announcement, the plant will begin producing electricity at 1285 megawatts on Tuesday at midnight, which will reflect the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant in the price of electricity. The electricity for tomorrow will be sold in Nordpool at 2 p.m. today.

Teollisuuden Voima’s communications manager, Johanna, states that the company will immediately notify customers about any issues with the turbine plant when more information is available. She did not speculate on the cause of failure but emphasized that it was not a similar issue to last spring’s trial run but rather a specific fault that occurred during operation.

The Olkiluoto plant, which began regular electricity production in spring this year after years of problems and delays, is currently operating normally under Fingrid restrictions with a power output of approximately 1540-1560 megawatts.

In August, Olkiluoto’s second reactor stopped due to a fault in the generator’s cooling system, and other factors limited electricity production and transmission capacity, causing fluctuations in the price of electricity on the stock market at that time.

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