NPP Analysis – May 2020


Electricity generation from nuclear sources shows a downward trend starting at end of April. It is important to note, that the NPP maintenance plan foresees a nuclear power generation of up to 3.5 GW higher than the actual generation in May 2020.

This deviation cannot be explained neither by a Covid-19 related demand decrease nor by a high share of RES generation. Our modeling results show that NPP electricity generation in May was below the economic efficient level.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Dr. Frank Meißner, Clemens Stiewe, Dr. Georg Zachmann, wp-lcu

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