The triple reactor at Olkiluoto will resume full production on Wednesday at one o’clock in the morning, according to an announcement made by Power of Industry (TVO) to the Nordpool Electricity Exchange. The company had previously suspended electricity production at the reactor on Sunday evening, but it will start producing electricity of 1285 megawatts already on Tuesday at 12 noon. This means that the decommissioning of the nuclear plant will have a concrete effect on the price of electricity only on Tuesday, because tomorrow’s electricity in Nordpool will be sold today until 2 pm.
Teolisuden Voima’s communications manager, Johanna, stated that if there is any turbine error, they will immediately inform about it when more details are available. However, she emphasized that it was not a problem similar to last spring’s test operation but specifically a failure that occurred during use.
The plant has faced years of problems and delays and is currently operating normally under restrictions set by Fingrid with a capacity of around 1540-1560 megawatts. In August, the second reactor was shut down for weeks due to a failure in the generator’s cooling system and other issues that limited the production of electricity and transmission capacities. These factors caused fluctuations in the price of electricity on the stock market at that time.
Correction: TVO announced that full production would begin at 1 am on Wednesday, not Thursday as previously stated. The power plant would gradually start producing electricity from 12 noon on Tuesday.