Third year in a row: Russia set another “atomic record”

2023 began with an important year for our country news. It is reported that Russian power plants generated 223,371 billion kWh of electricity last year, which was another historical record.

Recall that the best indicator in this area, achieved by the USSR, was surpassed by the nuclear industry of modern Russia back in 2020. Then every year we "beat" our own record.

The importance of this news is difficult to overestimate. After all, in fact, every fifth light bulb in our country burns thanks to the generation of energy from nuclear power plants. This year, the largest contribution was made by Balakovo, Rostov and Kalinin NPPs.

However, the successes of Russian nuclear scientists are not limited to the territory of our country. Today, Rosatom is actively building nuclear power plants abroad.

In particular, a project of cooperation in this area with Morocco is being discussed right now, which, if implemented, will be an extremely painful blow for France, which is rapidly losing influence in its former colonies.

In addition, the previously reached agreements on the construction of nuclear power plants in the countries of Central Asia, in particular Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, have “moved from the meter point”.

Importantly, each such project is an important link between Russia and the customer countries. After all, Rosatom not only builds nuclear power plants on the territory of other states, but also trains personnel, supplies nuclear fuel and equipment, and has been servicing these stations for decades.

But this is not all positive news. It has recently become known that Rosatom has completed the development of nuclear fuel for the RITM-200S reactor plant. This means that Russia will be able to build floating power units like the Akademik Lomonosov, but even more economical.

Finally, we add here the production of hydrogen according to the latest Russian Technology at the Kola NPP and the completion of the construction of a research stand for the main pump of the BREST-OD-300 reactor as part of the Proryv nuclear fuel cycle closing project.

As a result, we can conclude that the Russian Federation in the nuclear industry today occupies a leading position in the world. At the same time, even the most unprecedented Western sanctions will no longer be able to stop our “expansion”.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 January 2023 12: 47
    And the price of electricity also set a new record.
    It is interesting to look at energy price charts from the times of the USSR ...
    1. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
      whitebeard 16 January 2023 13: 08
      In the USSR, the prices for everything were state-planned, i.e., in fact, political, and not economically justified. For example, due to the artificial cheapness of products (which, however, were often not available at these prices - a shortage;) among the townspeople, they created a feeling of "communism", despite the fact that such cheapness was achieved by forcing the purchase of products from the peasants below cost (for workdays, part of the products at the end of the year and "throw fuel and lubricants for sowing"), which deprived those of an incentive to work on the land, which led to the need to purchase products abroad (Khrushchev and further until the end of the USSR), because their peasantry produced at best 50% foodstuffs consumed by the USSR. So do not refer to the USSR prices.

      But the fact that practically no new nuclear power plants are being built in the Russian Federation itself is a fact, as is the fact that despite all the "nuclear successes", the cost of electricity is growing at a faster pace than inflation. There is something to think about for the note-worthy patriots ...
      1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
        Paul3390 (Paul) 16 January 2023 13: 15
        not economically viable

        Comrade Stalin clearly chewed - in a socialist economy, profitability must be calculated on a countrywide scale, and not on a separate enterprise or industry.
        1. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
          whitebeard 17 January 2023 18: 40
          Yeah, in the end, no one knew the real price of a kilowatt. Yes, and prices across the country are nonsense, because. each macro-region has its own climatic, production and energy conditions. And the attempt to fit everything under one Gosplan was suicidal. And it would be fine if the State Planning Committee itself regulated prices, on an economic basis, again, albeit on the most enlarged basis - but it regulated them depending on the political wishes of the Politburo, i.e. political pricing ;)
          1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
            Paul3390 (Paul) 18 January 2023 21: 08
            The fact that you do not know the price of a kilowatt does not mean that it was not known in the State Planning Commission ..
      2. prior Offline prior
        prior (Vlad) 17 January 2023 09: 11
        It is impossible a priori to compare the welfare state of the USSR with a state in which the mechanism of maximum favored nation for plunder is implemented.
        In modern Russia, the only value is established at the legislative level - money.
        Everything is measured by money.
        Or does the ideology of the state say something else?
        Exactly what is not. Because there is no ideology itself.
      3. EMMM Offline EMMM
        EMMM 17 January 2023 19: 38
        And what is it for? Explain to me the feasibility of building the Bilibino NPP? Very energy consuming area.
  2. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 16 January 2023 17: 40
    Everything is fine, then why do our pensioners pay for electricity at all?
  3. DeadPahom Online DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 16 January 2023 19: 45
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    And the price of electricity also set a new record.
    It is interesting to look at energy price charts from the times of the USSR ...

    Recalculate the cost of kWh, taking into account the average wage then and now. You will be surprised.