The Paks Nuclear Power Plant

Milestone in Electricity Production at Paks

May 19, 2020

In the period since the start of production in 1982 until this Tuesday, May 19, the Paks Nuclear Power Plant has generated a total of 500 terawatt hours, or more than 500 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. Such an amount of electricity would be able to supply the entire world with electricity for a full week.

For comparison, this much electricity would be enough for Hungary for about 12 years, an average household would consume this amount of electricity in 230 million years, and it would be enough to charge electric cars for a distance of about 260 million kilometers.

According to a press release by the plant, the nuclear power station has been providing electricity at low cost and free of greenhouse gas emissions, typically accounting for almost half of the gross domestic electricity production in recent years. The four units of the facility produced the largest amount in its history in 2019, after a continuous record in recent years in terms of safety and production indicators, with a total of more than 16 billion kWh of electricity. As a result of regular safety improvements, the nuclear power plant is being expanded with state-of-the-art technological solutions, and accordingly, it performs among the best power plants in the world in terms of safety.


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