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.
The outage is ongoing and will last until August 31.
The unit is operated in coast down since May 20. When R2 will go down for outage, the power will be estimated to be about 450 MW compared with normal 904 MW at full power. R2 starts the outage on August 23.
During normal operation, temporary adjustments of power can be made depending on demand of electricity.
For further information, visit Nord Pool.