Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
Four 408 MWe WWERs were brought into service at Bohunice between 1978 and 1985; a slightly smaller (388 MWe net) WWER came into operation at Mochovce in 1998. Mochovce-2 (also 388 MWe) was connected to the grid just before the end of 1999 and went commercial in April 2000. Together, these six reactors are reported to have a current net capacity of 2 460 MWe and to have provided 56.1% of the republic's electricity output in 2005.
The Bohunice-1 reactor (408 MWe) was shut down on 31 December 2006, in accordance with the terms of Slovakia's accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004. Bohunice-2 is due for closure by the end of 2008.
According to a press report in August 2006, ENEL of Italy, which holds a 66% stake in the electric utility Slovenske Elektrarne (SE), will decide during the first half of 2007 whether to complete the construction of Mochovce-3 and -4 (2 x 405 MWe), on which work was halted in the 1990s on account of a lack of financing.
In March 2007 it was reported that the German utility E.ON was considering constructing an NPP at the Bohunice site, in response to the Slovak Government's desire to maximise the utilisation of the infrastructure at Bohunice and to build a significant new power source there.