The Power Engineering Division of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM) demonstrated a strong performance ahead of 2020, which marks the anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 75th anniversary of the nuclear industry. The Division’s performance against its key performance indicator targets exceeded 100%.
One of the highlights of the year was the successful achievement of targets set by the government for power generation at Russian NPPs in 2019. Electricity output reached a new all-time high in the history of the Russian nuclear power industry and totalled 208.78 billion kWh, exceeding the 2018 level by more than 4.5 billion kWh. Performance against the balance target set by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia (202.7 billion kWh) totalled 103% in 2019. Rostov, Kalinin and Balakovo NPPs contributed the most to power generation at Russian NPPs.
A major success of the last year was the commissioning of power unit No. 2 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 30 days ahead of schedule. Another significant milestone was the connection of a floating thermal nuclear power plant in Pevek to the grid and the start of power supply to the power system of the Chukotka Autonomous District.
Safety of industrial facilities and personnel remains the highest priority for the Division. The number of incidents recorded at nuclear power plants decreased significantly compared to 2018. Occupational safety and health measures at facilities that are in operation and under construction enabled us to achieve the LTIFR target in 2019.
ROSATOM’s Power Engineering Division continues to develop new products and promote international cooperation as it builds NPPs abroad and provides training for NPP personnel, manufactures isotope products for healthcare and develops new digital products. The Division also continues to participate in the development of regions where NPPs are located and provides social security for its employees.
Strong performance was driven by the knowledge, expertise and responsible attitude of the Division’s employees. Therefore, I am convinced that we will successfully accomplish even the most challenging tasks in the industry related to ensuring the national energy security and providing the nuclear power industry with competitive advantages on both domestic and international markets.
Director General of JSC Rosenergoatom,
Head of the Power Engineering Division