Title: Continued safe operation of nuclear power generation plants during the Covid-19 pandemic
Authors: FARRAR BRIANCIHLAR MILANERIKSSON ARNEIOAKEIMIDOU MARIALIESSENS ARIANEMANNA GIUSTINOPLA FREIXA PATRICIASIMIC ZDENKOSIMOLA KAISASTRUCIC MIODRAGTANARRO COLODRON JORGEVEGH JANOSWASTIN FRANCK
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC120551
ISBN: 978-92-76-18365-5 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30189 EN
OP KJ-NA-30189-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC120551
DOI: 10.2760/37863
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: An important goal of any pandemic response strategy is to assure the continued reliability of the electricity grid. Electricity production and delivery, two of the most important elements of economic and social infrastructure, must remain reliable during a pandemic because many parts of the infrastructure (e.g. food supply, water, transportation, public health) cannot function without a stable, reliable supply of electricity. More than 100 nuclear power reactor units are currently in operation in the EU and their continued operation during a pandemic is essential to maintain grid stability and ensure the needed power supplies in combination with the other sources of power generation. This report provides an overview of the findings of an investigation into the pandemic preparedness and response actions of nuclear power plant operating organisations in EU and some third countries operating nuclear power reactors. The investigation has been performed by means of media monitoring and information gathering during approximately three weeks, from 16 March – 3 April 2020.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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