Philipsburg a nuclear power plant?? disconnected from the mains at 8 PM Kiev time on December 31.
Germany terminates one of its seven nuclear power plants in the framework of the planned cessation of production of nuclear energy until end of 2022.
Philipsburg a nuclear power plant?? disconnected from the mains at 8 PM Kiev time on December 31. The term of the license for functioning of station ends at midnight.
In accordance with the plan of “energy transition” in Germany, the country aims to replace fossil fuels for renewable energy sources in the coming decades. The government agreed earlier this year to stop the production of electricity from coal-fired plants no later than 2038.
Proponents of nuclear energy argue that the shutdown of the remaining reactors threatens the energy security of Germany and make it dependent on coal and gas as well as electricity imported from neighbouring countries that still have nuclear power plants.
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, has provided more than 47% of the electricity consumed from the public grid in Germany during the first six months of the year. According to the Fraunhofer Institute, nuclear energy accounted for about 13%.
Reactor with a capacity of 1468 MW, which is now closed, began work in 1984. It is located 100 kilometers South of Frankfurt near the French border.
The old reactor at the same location, known as the Philipsburg-1, was closed for good in 2011, shortly after the German government decided to close nuclear power after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
Neighboring Switzerland was stopped 47-year-old nuclear power plant?? at the beginning of this month.
On Monday, Sweden was stopped by one of the four nuclear reactors at major power station after more than 40 years of work due to the lack of profitability.
The Ringhals 2 reactor in the southwest of Sweden permanently shut down in accordance with the decision 2015 its owners – the Swedish energy group Vattenfall and German energy company Uniper. The Ringhals plant, located 65 kilometers South of the second largest Swedish city Gothenburg, is one of the three nuclear power plants North of the country.