Gösgen nuclear power plant

A pressurised water reactor in the Gösgen nuclear power plant releases energy, which heats and evaporates a separate water circuit, generating the steam that rotates the turbines. The power plant covers around 15 percent of Switzerland’s electricity needs. The electricity production of the plant contributes a large part to the reliability of supply in Switzerland. The operator is Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG.

Facts & Figures

Plant Type:

Nuclear power plant

Location:

Däniken, Switzerland

Number of turbines:

Four-casing single-shaft condensing turbine (one high pressure, three low pressure)

Capacity:

1,060 MW

Shareholding:

40 %

Commissioning:

1979

Average annual production:

8,000 GWh

Guided tours:

Yes

Status:

In service