(Jiří Soustružník) A CEZ press conference on the Temelin nuclear power plant is scheduled for today at 11 a.m. CET. We expect details of Temelin’s imminent activation and other technical information to be discussed, but we do not anticipate any significant news.
Separately, the Czech Press Agency quotes the head of the State Nuclear Safety Office, Dana Drabova, as estimating that a nuclear reaction in the first block of Temelin could be initiated on Thursday this week. Other sources say that it will be slightly later. The reactor will then operate at 55% capacity, with 75%, 90% and then 100% capacity to follow. Full capacity should be achieved by the end of the year.