Nuclear Power Plants (Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE)
Name Kernkraftwerk Gösgen
Operator Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG
Enforcement organization 1 Federal Council
Enforcement organization 2 Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC
Enforcement organization 3 Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE
Regulatory body Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI
License Operating licenses for nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Switzerland are essentially granted on a permanent basis. NPPs can be operated as long as their security is ensured. Once the conditions for the safe operation of a nuclear power plant can no longer be guaranteed, the operating licence may be withdrawn at any time. If the decommissioning criteria under the DETEC Ordinance of 16 April 2008 on the Methodology and Standards for the Verification of the Criteria for the Provisional Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants are met, the licensed operator must decommission the plant immediately.
Commune Däniken
Canton SO
Reactor Gösgen
Life phase Operation
Reactor Pressurised water reactor
Cooling type Cooling with cooling tower
Nominal thermal output 3002 MW
Gross electrical output 1060 MWe
Net electric output 1010 MWe
Construction 01.12.1973 - 01.02.1979
Operation phase 01.11.1979 -
Decommissioning -
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