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10.12.2019

AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC AND TEIAS SIGN CONNECTION AGREEMENT

December 09 2019, Ankara, - AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC and Turkish System Operator TEIAS have signed the Republic of Turkey Transmission Grid Connection Agreement. The conclusion of this agreement will enable AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC and TEIAS to commence full-scale work on creating a power distribution scheme for Akkuyu NPP, which will include 6 high-voltage transmission lines to connect Akkuyu NPP to the Turkish transmission system.

 

Within the framework of the agreement, the power generated by Akkuyu NPP will be transmitted from the Akkuyu NPP switchgear via 400 kV power lines to six transformer substations that are part of Turkey's unified energy system.

 

The total length of the high-voltage lines that will be built as part of the Akkuyu NPP power distribution scheme will exceed 1000 km, which allows us to talk about creating the most powerful and branched power distribution system in the country.

 

“In a few years, Turkey will integrate a nuclear power plant into its power transmission system for the first time – an uninterrupted source of base-load generation of vast amounts of electricity. The agreement is a guarantee that the infrastructure of the Turkish transmission system will be ready for NPP connection and reliable transmission of generated electricity to consumers. Observance of the parameters of compatibility with the external electrical system is inextricably linked to ensuring a reliable and safe NPP operation, so the conclusion of the connection agreement can undoubtedly be attributed to the key stages in implementing the Akkuyu NPP Project”, remarked Anastasia Zoteeva, CEO of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC, following the signing of the Agreement.

 

The execution of the transmission grid connection agreement is an essential requirement of the Turkish Electricity Market Law and a number of other regulatory and legal acts of the Republic of Turkey. All the power lines to be connected to Akkuyu NPP will be built and maintained by the TEIAS.


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About TEIAS

 

The Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) is a company under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey that dispatches, operates and repairs all operational transmission lines in Turkey and also constructs the new ones. TEIAS is maintaining a network of 68,204-km-long transmission lines, 736 transformer substations and 12 high-voltage transmission lines that connect Turkey with the neighbouring countries.


About Akkuyu NPP

 

Akkuyu NPP is the first-ever nuclear power plant to be built in the Republic of Turkey. The project is being implemented based on the Inter-Governmental Agreement on cooperation in the construction and operation of nuclear power plant at Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey concluded between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Turkey on 12 May, 2010. The project stipulates the construction of four power units equipped with Russian-designed generation 3+ VVER reactors. The capacity of each NPP power unit will amount to 1200 MW. Currently the project is entirely financed by the Russian side. Rosatom State Corporation is the majority shareholder of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC which has committed itself to the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the power plant. Akkuyu NPP is the first project in the global nuclear industry being implemented according to Build-Own-Operate model.


About Rosatom State Corporation

 

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders possessing the resources and competences for successful operation at all levels of the nuclear power production chain - from uranium mining to NPP decommissioning and nuclear waste processing.

 

Rosatom is the largest electricity producer in Russia, meeting about 19% of the country's energy needs. The Company is a global leader in terms of the foreign project portfolio amount, with 36 power units in 12 countries at different stages of implementation. Rosatom is the world's first uranium enrichment company and the fourth-largest uranium producer; it has the world's second-largest uranium stocks, and also accounts for 17% of the nuclear fuel market.

 

The State Corporation incorporates about 400 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. They employ a total of about 250,000 people.