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ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

Czech utility ČEZ expects to announce the tender process for a new reactor at Dukovany in February, CEO Daniel Beneš said in an interview with public broadcaster Český rozhlas. The company is ready to accelerate and expand its nuclear plans to potentially build four new reactors in light of the EU Taxonomy.

Corporate 07 January 2022


Czech support for nuclear rises in energy crisis

Czech support for nuclear rises in energy crisis

Support for nuclear energy has jumped to 65% in the Czech Republic with some 93% of people in the country wanting it to remain self-sufficient in electricity generation, according to a recent poll by IBRS.

Energy & Environment 23 December 2021


Package ready for Czech used fuel disposal

Package ready for Czech used fuel disposal

Škoda announced it has completed development of a geological disposal package for the Czech Republic's used nuclear fuel. Made of corrosion resistant steel, it is a hermetically sealed container for the highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from its VVER reactors.

Waste & Recycling 25 November 2021


Czech nuclear security regime is robust, says IAEA

Czech nuclear security regime is robust, says IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts last week completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to the Czech Republic. The two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission included a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for the physical protection of nuclear material and associated facilities and activities, including transport.

Regulation & Safety 23 November 2021


V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

V4 countries reiterate support for nuclear

Ministers from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (the Visegrad 4) met in Paks and agreed: "Without nuclear power it will not be possible to achieve the goals of climate neutrality." They called on the European Commission to approve its inclusion in the taxonomy of sustainable investments.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2021


Czech support for nuclear becomes law

Czech support for nuclear becomes law

Support for new nuclear build at the Czech Republic's Dukovany power plant has been signed into law by President Miloš Zeman. It is designed to remove market failures that stand in the way of the Czech Republic's goal to rely on nuclear energy for secure supply of power and heat.

Nuclear Policies 29 September 2021


Conference: Czech politicians show support for nuclear energy

Conference: Czech politicians show support for nuclear energy

Representatives of the main political parties running in the forthcoming Czech parliamentary elections agreed the country needs nuclear energy in its future energy mix, Tomáš Kovalovský, chairman of the Czech Nuclear Association, and Tomáš Měřínský, chairman of Sekurkon, write in an overview of the Nuclear Power - New Nuclear Builds conference, held on 23 September in Prague.

Perspectives 30 September 2021


Czech lawmakers approve nuclear support

Czech lawmakers approve nuclear support

The Czech Republic's support framework for nuclear investment has been approved by the lower house of parliament. The Low Carbon Act should come into effect from 1 January 2022, the energy ministry said. "Currently, there are no market incentives for investment in new nuclear or other emission-free energy sources," noted Tomáš Ehler, the deputy minister of industry and trade, saying, "These market failures have been confirmed by the European Commission itself."

Nuclear Policies 17 September 2021


Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse of the USA and Czech utility ČEZ yesterday signed a nine-year project agreement to upgrade the instrumentation and control systems at the Temelin nuclear power plant. As the original supplier, Westinghouse will partially renew and upgrade selected control and management systems. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Corporate 14 September 2021


Boost nuclear to cut coal faster, Czech Republic told

Boost nuclear to cut coal faster, Czech Republic told

Nuclear is already set to become the largest source of energy in the Czech Republic, but accelerating new build and broadening its use to provide more heat would help hasten the phaseout of coal, according to the International Energy Agency. Phasing out coal is "a key challenge" for the Czech Republic, the IEA said in a policy review published today. Despite a 36% decrease since 2009, coal still accounts for half of total domestic energy production and it is not expected to be phased out completely until 2038, it said.

Nuclear Policies 13 September 2021