The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.
|Country||Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid||Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh)||Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply|
|OECD Total||311||1 856.8||17.6|
|NEA Total||352||2 062.6||17.9|
Nuclear energy continues to play a central role in Hungary's energy system and policy for the long term.
In 2017, the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant (Paks NPP) generated a record amount of electricity (16 097.6 GWh), which accounted for 50% of gross electricity generation and 35.7% of domestic electricity consumption.
As a result of the conversion to a 15-month production cycle, unit 2 operated at 100% unit capability factor (UCF), which means a record of 91.9% UCF for plant average. In 2017, the Paks NPP reached an all- time low in the collective dose rate.
At the end of 2017, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority granted a licence for the lifetime extension of the last (fourth) unit by 20 years, and thus the unit will continue producing electricity until 2037. This extension has also meant the end of the one-and-a-half-decade plant upgrade process, which ensured that the technologies of the power plant are of a new, state-of-the-art generation.
The Paks II project is in Phase 1 (prior to the first concrete of the basement of reactor island No. 5 being poured). The milestones of 2017 were the following:
The Ministry of National Development of Hungary signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran in April 2017 that serves as a framework for future co-operation on education, training, research and development in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2018