A total of 1,532 GWh of electricity in January was produced at Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy. The statement from the company said that unit 5 produced 773 GWh of electricity last month, while unit 6 produced 758 GWh. It was also noted that, in the early hours of 22 January, unit 5 was temporarily shut down after a protection system was activated following a routine technical operation. The unit was back online in the evening of the same day.
Originally, NPP Kozloduy had six reactors, but four older 440 MW reactors were shut down in 2007 due to nuclear safety concern of the European Union. The plant currently operates two Soviet-built 1,000 MW reactors, unit 5 and unit 6 which were commissioned in 1987 and 1991 respectively.