Swedish Vattenfall's New Nuclear Reactor Plans

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What is the power capacity of SMR reactors mentioned in the text?

300 megawatts

How many nuclear reactors has Sweden shut down since the non-binding referendum in 1980?

6

What percentage of electricity used in Sweden today comes from the remaining nuclear power plants?

30%

Why are SMRs considered more affordable compared to large power reactors according to the text?

Their systems and components can be factory-assembled and transported as a unit

What was the outcome of a 2016 political decision regarding nuclear power in Sweden?

Decision to extend nuclear power for the foreseeable future

SMRs have a power capacity of up to 500 megawatts of electricity per unit.

False

Vattenfall is not concerned about the potential environmental impact on nature reserves in the Varo peninsula area.

False

Sweden has completely phased out nuclear power since the 1980 non-binding referendum.

False

The remaining nuclear power plants in Sweden generate more than 50% of the country's electricity today.

False

The decision in 2016 to extend nuclear power in Sweden has led to the shutdown of all ageing reactors in the country.

False

Learn about Swedish utility Vattenfall's plans to commission a new nuclear reactor in the 2030s as part of Sweden's energy strategy. Explore the pilot study for small modular reactors (SMRs) at the Ringhals nuclear power station.

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