Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
There are four reactors at Dukovany, which came into operation between 1985 and 1987. Currently, three have a net capacity of 412 MWe whilst the fourth is rated at 427 MWe. Two units have been constructed at Temelín: the first unit (925 MWe) came online in December 2000, the second (Temelín-2, 780 MWe) during 2003. In 2005, nuclear power provided 30% of the republic's net electricity generation.
The commissioning of Temelín-2 marked the completion of the Czech Republic's current nuclear programme. In January 2005, the state electrical utility CEZ was reported to be considering an extension of the operating life of the Dukovany units by 10 or possibly 20 years.