German nuclear power plants consume even more power than the state of Bremen

Nine nuclear power stations in Germany are still producing electricity. But the amount of electricity needed just to keep them in operation is surprisingly high. According to research conducted by IWR Online, last year German nuclear power plants consumed 5.2 billion kilowatt hours. That is more than the state of Bremen (2011: about 4.8 billion kWh) consumes on an annual basis. While the energy consumption of plants using renewable sources of energy is subject to the EEG levy, conventional power plants are to be exempted from this charge.

To the whole news at IWR-Online (German) Atomkraftwerke verbrauchen selbst mehr Strom als das Bundesland Bremen

Released on: 2014-02-20