Ringhals nuclear power plant

Ringhals nuclear power plant is the largest power plant in Scandinavia. We are situated on the west coast of Sweden, 60 kilometres south of Gothenburg.

Ringhals has four reactors - three pressurised water reactors and one boiling water reactor. In a normal year, Ringhals generates some 28 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is approximately one fifth of Sweden's total electrical energy consumption.

Current production

Ringhals 1

Normal operation.

Ringhals 2

Outage 2015 started 25 July. Restart is planned 4 November (+/-31 days).

Ringhals 3

Normal operation.

Ringhals 4

Normal operation. 


During normal operation, temporary adjustments of power can be made depending on demand of electricity.

Further information visit Nord Pool (på engelska).

Latest news

  • 2015-09-04 | Nyhet Limited investments mean shorter operating time for reactors

    Investments in Ringhals' two oldest reactors will be limited, which means that Ringhals 1 and 2 will be in operation until 2020 at the latest.

  • 2015-04-29 | Nyhet Vattenfall changes direction for operational lifetimes of Ringhals 1 and 2

    Vattenfall has decided to change the direction of the planned operational lifetimes for Ringhals 1 and 2. The reason is declining profitability and increased costs.

  • 2015-03-19 | Nyhet Ringhals well on the way to being world class

    In the first week of March, Ringhals received a visit from WANO, the review body for the international nuclear power industry. The purpose of the visit was to assess the situation following the major review of the business that was carried out in 2013, to make sure that Ringhals' improvement work was on the right track.

  • 2015-01-12 | Nyhet An average generation year for Ringhals

    2014 has been a good year for Ringhals. The four reactors generated a total of 24.6 TWh of electricity, which is equivalent to 18 per cent of Sweden's electricity consumption.

Senast uppdaterad: 2015-09-30 15:23