|Start of commercial operation||11 March 1985|
|Installed power||1,092 MW|
|Gross accumulated production from source (until 31 December 2020)||292,407,280 MWh|
|Monthly production (April 2021)||782,245 MWh|
|Accumulated production for the year||3,111,216 MWh|
The Cofrentes nuclear power plant is located two kilometers away from the village of Cofrentes in the province of Valencia, on the right bank of the Júcar River, very close to the Embarcaderos Reservoir –which serves as a cooling source for the plant. It is equipped with a boiling water reactor (BWR) designed by General Electric, with a thermal power level of 3,235 MW and an electrical output of 1,092. Plant cooling is accomplished by two natural draught cooling towers, each with a 50% capacity. The total surface area of the site is 300 Ha.
The construction permit was granted in 1975, and the plant was connected to the national electric grid nine years later, in October 1984.
The Cofrentes nuclear power plant has become the main center of electric production in the Community of Valencia
Now, after almost 30 years of operation, the Cofrentes nuclear power plant has beocome the main electricity generating center for the Community of Valencia. It makes a contribution of 65%, whereas its contribution to the country at large amounts to 3.5%
Apart from its activity as one of the country’s most important centers for production of electric energy, the Cofrentes nuclear power plant develops an intense and significant relationship with its social environment. Some activities that are worthy of mention are receiving visits from educational centers and various associations, as well as organizing and participating in sociocultural events such as literary or painting contests, sports events , conferences for journalists, etc.
Titularity and production
Cofrentes is 100% the sole property of Iberdrola.
In 2019, the gross electric production generated by the Cofrentes nuclear power plant was 8,386.60 GWh. The accumulated production since it started its commercial operation in March 1985 until December 31 2019 is 272,707 GWh. The site has been in operation for over ten and a half years without any automatic reactor stops.
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