Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
Four WWER reactors, with a current aggregate capacity of 1 755 MWe, came into commercial operation at Paks in central Hungary, between 1983 and 1987. Their combined output in 2005 accounted for about 37% of total net electrical generation.
The Hungarian WEC Member Committee reports that in 2005 the Hungarian Parliament took note of a resolution on extending the lifetime of the Paks units. The resolution declares that nuclear is a safe, long-term solution to meeting the country's electricity needs.
In 2005 the Hungarian Energy Authority issued a licence for upgrading the nominal power of all four units by about 8%. It is planned to realise this upgrading step by step.