Biblis A power plant taken off grid
RWE Power took the Biblis A power plant off grid yesterday at 22.21 p.m. after instruction from the Hessian Ministry for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection to decommission the plant for three months.
- (1888PressRelease) March 21, 2011 - Against the backdrop of events in Japan, the German Federal Government has agreed with the Federal States to temporarily decommission the seven nuclear power plants commissioned before 1980. While decommissioned, the German nuclear power plants are to undergo an additional safety inspection.
It is important to examine whether what can be learned from the accident in Japan will provide opportunities to further improve the already very high safety levels of the company’s own plants. RWE Power will therefore actively support the safety inspections.
The two Biblis units comply with the strict requirements set down in Germany. In recent years, €1.4 billion have been invested in the modernisation and retrofitting of the A and B units.