Nuclear power plants in the EU produced about 26% of total electricity production in the Union in 2019, according to data from the specialized Eurostat survey.
Thirteen Member States, including Bulgaria, operated a total of 106 reactors, generating 765,337 GW / h of electricity.
The largest producer of nuclear energy in the EU is France with a total volume of 399 011 GW / h, which is 52.1% of the total amount of nuclear energy produced in the Union.
Germany takes second place with 75,071 GW / h, or 9.8% of the EU’s total nuclear mix, followed by Sweden (66,130 GW / h) and Spain (58,349 GW / h). These four countries together produce more than three thirds of the total amount of nuclear energy in the EU.
Bulgaria is ranked number 8 with 16,555 GW / h, which accounts for 2.2% of the total volume of nuclear energy produced.
Our country is also surrounded by Belgium, which ranks fifth (43,523 MW / h), the Czech Republic (30246 MW / h) and Finland (23,870 MW / h).
Behind us are Hungary in 9th place (16,288 MW / h), Slovakia (15,282 MW / h), Romania (11,280 MW / h), Slovenia (5821 MW / h) and the Netherlands (3,909 MW / h). ).
Since 2006, when gross production of 914.08 MW / h was recorded, electricity produced by nuclear power plants has decreased by 16.3%, mainly due to the gradual shutdown of nuclear reactors in Germany. The largest volume of 928,435 MW / h was produced in 2004, since Eurostat started recording this data in 1990.
Eleven EU Member States have no NPP: Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland and Portugal.
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