Number & type of Reactors
Net Electric Power as % in 92 of national total
Major population Centers in a 150 km radius and
total estimated population of 150 km r. region
Approximately 5 million, Including Ljubljana, Trieste, Graz, Zagreb, parts of Croatia, Bosnia
Date of commercial operation start up
or (if unfinished) date of construction start.
Slovenija will likely have a national referendum for early closure of Krsko in July 1996. Krsko is over dimensioned for the size of Slovenian and Croatian power (electricity) sector. Krsko has no sufficient replacement unit of unplanned outages making the grid unstable. Currently problems with the steam generators require an additional US$200 million if they are to be replaced . The steam generator investement alone, if redirected, could replace 12 -15% of the total power capacity by environmentally friendly and economically viable alternatives. Even a small earthquake could cause the plantís shut down for a long period, which would lead to great instability and disturbances in the power sector. And due to the political and military instability within the region the plant has been declared military and terrorist target.