Skip to content

Europe’s Newest Reactor Hits Output Milestone For First Time

The Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor plant in Finland.
The Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor plant in Finland.Source: TVO

Power output at Europe’s newest reactor exceeded a landmark 1,000 megawatts on Friday morning just as the power market needs all the megawatts it can get. 

Finland’s Olkiluoto-3 nuclear unit will provide much-needed supplies to the Nordic nation’s taut power system when it reaches the full 1,600 megawatt capacity later this autumn, after imports from Russia were cut completely in May. The Finnish grid has warned of rolling power cuts this winter as Europe faces its worst energy crisis in decades.