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ČEZ to make temporary shutdowns of all nuclear units in 2013

7 December 2012

Prague, Dec 6 (CTK) - Energy company CEZ plans temporary shutdowns of all four units at its nuclear power plant Dukovany and of both two units at its nuclear power plant Temelin next year, CEZ said on its website Thursday.

The first shutdown at Dukovany is scheduled to last from February 9 until March 26. Operation of unit three will be suspended during the shutdown.

Unit two at Dukovany will be disconnected from the grid from March 30 until May 6, and unit one will be shut down from August 31 until September 30.

The shutdown of unit four of the power plant should start on November 30 and is to last by the end of the year.

The closure of unit two at nuclear power plant Temelin is planned to start on May 3 and end on June 26. Unit one is to be shut down from July 12 until September 5.

CEZ makes regular shutdowns of its nuclear units owing to a nuclear fuel supply and necessary revisions.

Nuclear power plants operated by CEZ have generated a record-high amount of electricity this year.

Temelin produced 13.946 billion kilowatt hours of electricity from the beginning of 2012 until the beginning of this week, beating last year's record. CEZ estimates that the total electricity output at Temelin will reach 15.229 billion kWh this year.

Dukovany has produced 14.448 billion kWh of electricity this year. Electricity output at the plant is also likely to hit a record in 2012.

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