Nuclear Power Plants (Swiss Federal Office of Energy)
Name Kernkraftwerk Beznau
Operator Axpo 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conditions for the safe operation of a nuclear power plant can no longer be guaranteed, the operating licence may be withdrawn at any time.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 Döttingen
Canton AG
Reactor Beznau 1
Life phase Operation
Reactor type Pressurised water reactor
Cooling type River water cooling system
Nominal thermal output 1130 MW
Gross electrical output 380 MWe
Net electric output 365 MWe
Construction 01.09.1965 - 16.07.1969
Operation phase 01.09.1969 -
Decommissioning -
Reactor Beznau 2
Life phase Operation
Reactor type Pressurised water reactor
Cooling type River water cooling system
Nominal thermal output 1130 MW
Gross electrical output 380 MWe
Net electric output 365 MWe
Construction 01.01.1968 - 22.10.1971
Operation phase 01.12.1971 -
Decommissioning -
Bild copyright ENSI