Electricity production is expected to continue as in previous years. The prerequisites for nuclear power production at Olkiluoto are good. Nuclear fuel availability is guaranteed by long-term agreements.
Realization of the OL3 EPR nuclear power plant project and preparing the plant unit for production will be continued. TVO will continue to support the Supplier to complete the project according to the Supplier’s plant ramp-up program, so that the fuel loading will be possible to implement in June 2019 as scheduled by the Supplier and OL3 can be connected to the grid for the first time in October 2019. According to the statement given by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) on 25 February 2019, TVO has met the prerequisites to receive a decision on operating licence of OL3 EPR plant unit from the Finnish Government. TVO estimates that OL3 will produce 2–4 terawatt hours of electricity, at varying power levels, during the period of time between the first connection to the grid and the start of regular electricity production.
The Meri-Pori coal-fired power plant capacity will be used in accordance with Fortum’s operation plan in 2019.
Posiva’s final disposal project is planned to proceed to construction phase during 2019.