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NEK Produced Half of Slovenia's Electricity in 2011

Krsko, 23 December (STA) - The Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, NEK, will produce almost 6,000 kWh of electricity in 2011, more or less a half of Slovenia's electricity, NEK chairman Stane Rozman told the press on Friday. He added that apart from the temporary shut down due to a fault on the electricity grid in March the power plant functioned well throughout the year.

While the plant produced so much electricity because no renovations were scheduled for this year, NEK is to undergo a renovation in 2012, when the final decision whether the plant will continue operating until 2043 will also be made, Rozman said.

He moreover pointed to the stress tests that were performed on European nuclear power plants after the Fukushima accident, stressing that NEK's results were good and will be published by the end of the next year.

Rozman noted that the renovation, which is to start in spring, will include several projects for boosting the plant's safety, including the renewal of NEK's the anti-flood barriers.

In 2012, NEK will also carry out a number of technological modernisations in order to ensure a continued safe functioning of the plant, he added.

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