Electricity Production Issue at Olkiluoto Assessed as Short-Term by TVO

After a brief suspension of electricity production on Sunday evening, the Olkiluoto triple reactor in Finland is set to resume full production again on Wednesday at one o’clock in the morning. According to an announcement by The Power of Industry (TVO), the reactor will start producing electricity at 1285 megawatts already on Tuesday at 12 o’clock.

If this happens, the decommissioning of the nuclear power plant will be reflected in the price of electricity only on Tuesday, as tomorrow’s electricity will be sold in Nordpool by 2 p.m. today. Teollisuuden Voima’s communications manager, Johanna, has stated that the company will immediately inform about any faults with the turbine plant when they are known in more detail. However, she emphasizes that it is not a problem similar to last spring’s trial run and specifically a failure that occurred during use.

After years of problems and delays, Olkiluoto has been running normally at Fingrid’s due to restrictions set by the company, with a power output of around 1540-1560 megawatts. This latest development marks yet another chapter in Olkiluoto’s long history of challenges and triumphs.

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