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Chernobyl used fuel store gains permit for commissioning

Chernobyl used fuel store gains permit for commissioning

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has issued a permit to SSE Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to start commissioning work at the Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility, which upon loading will be the world's largest dry storage installation.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2020


Energoatom disputes text of market rules

Energoatom disputes text of market rules

Energoatom, operator of Ukraine's nuclear power plants, says it "does not support" the final text of a resolution published by the Cabinet of Ministers on a new pricing mechanism for the Public Service Obligation section of the country's wholesale electricity market.

Corporate 14 August 2020


Energoatom sees restoration of company charter

Energoatom sees restoration of company charter

Ukraine's Ministry of Energy has restored Energoatom’s ability to influence its own financial planning and the process of appointing a company president, in a newly approved corporate charter that has been submitted for state registration. The state-run nuclear power plant operator had started legal action to force the move before its dialogue with the ministry was resumed.

Corporate 04 August 2020


Energoatom is 'doomed to succeed', says vice president

Energoatom is 'doomed to succeed', says vice president

Ukraine's nuclear power plant operator will thrive in a free market and be able to export surplus electricity if the government removes impediments to its success, Herman Halushchenko, Energoatom's vice president of development, said in an interview with Energy Club last week. Asked where he sees the company in five years, he said: "There is good phrase for this - 'We are doomed to succeed'. We must give this unique company the opportunity to become truly successful."

Corporate 27 July 2020


Debts force Ukraine to adjust fuel supply schedule

Debts force Ukraine to adjust fuel supply schedule

Energoatom has had to adjust its fuel delivery schedule owing to its financial problems, but the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator is still ensuring a diverse range of suppliers, Natalya Shumkova, the state-run company's executive director for nuclear and radiation safety and scientific and technical support, said last week.

Corporate 21 July 2020


Energoatom makes plea for fairer market rules

Energoatom makes plea for fairer market rules

Ukraine's electricity market discriminates against nuclear power and recent reforms do little to help Energoatom's mounting debts, Petro Kotin, acting president of the state-owned nuclear power plant operator has said. Recent amendments to electricity market regulations enable Energoatom to sell just 5% of its generation through bilateral contracts, but the company wants this to be increased to 50%.

Corporate 24 June 2020


Ukraine pushes storage facility completion to end-September

Ukraine pushes storage facility completion to end-September

All construction and installation works at the construction site of the Central Spent Fuel Storage Facility at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine is expected to be completed by the end of September. The country’s nuclear power plant operator, Energoatom, announced the new target date following a meeting at the site by its acting president, Petr Kotin, on 15 May in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Waste & Recycling 21 May 2020


Ukraine passes bill to secure Euratom loan

Ukraine passes bill to secure Euratom loan

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s upper house of parliament, has adopted a draft law on nuclear safety that enables state-run nuclear power plant operator Energoatom to secure a EUR200 million (USD220 million) loan from Euratom. The parliament said yesterday it had approved "in the second reading and as a whole" draft law №2373 On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Safety of Nuclear Energy Use.

Regulation & Safety 20 May 2020


Ukraine prepares to reduce output during pandemic

Ukraine prepares to reduce output during pandemic

Energoatom will temporarily withdraw from service three of its 15 nuclear power units in line with forecasts of reduced electricity demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The projected balance of electricity production by Ukraine's nuclear power plants this year has decreased by 8.6% to 73.7 terawatt hours, the state-run company said today.

Covid-19 30 April 2020


Chernobyl forest fires pose no health risk from radiation, says IAEA

Chernobyl forest fires pose no health risk from radiation, says IAEA

The recent fires in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have not led to a hazardous increase in air-borne radioactive particles, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on 24 April. The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has regularly provided information on the fires through the IAEA's Unified System for Information Exchange in Incidents and Emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 27 April 2020