With an output of 52 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) from Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power plants, 2017 was the third best year since the first reactor began operations 42 years ago, Vattenfall announced on Thursday.
According to the announcement, the four reactors at Ringhals and the three at Forsmark achieved a new record year in terms of production in 2017.
Together they produced a total of 52 terawatt-hours (TWh), which corresponds to 37 percent of Sweden's electricity demand for 2017 totaling 140.7 TWh.
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Generation at the company said since the first reactor at Ringhals was put into operation in 1976, Vattenfall’s nuclear power plants have produced a cumulative total of 1,638 TWh.
"That corresponds to the total electricity demand for Sweden for a period of twelve years and with a very low climate impact," he explained.
Ringhals produced 27.5 TWh, which is the second best result since operations started in 1976. Forsmark produced 24.5 TWh, the sixth best year since production started in 1980.
Ringhals has four reactors with a total capacity of over 28 TWh and Forsmark has three reactors with a total capacity of over 25 TWh.
By Gulsen Cagatay