Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power station at Cofrentes in Spain. Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant is located in the municipal area of Cofrentes (province of Valencia) at the tail of the Embarcaderos reservoir on the right bank of the JĂșcar river. It operates by means of a nuclear steam supply system made up of a BWR-6 type boiling light water reactor and a MARK 3 containment supplied by the US company General Electric.

Greenpeace are demanding that Spain’s Nuclear Security Council refuse to renew the plant’s permit to operate - which expires on March 19 2011– because of the extremely poor levels of security at Cofrentes.

Meanwhile, take a look at the renewable energy sector in Spain. According to a study by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving of Energy released in November last year, the number of current direct jobs provided by the renewables industry is more than 75,000. Taking into account the official renewable growth forecast, Spain can expect to see a further 128,000 created by 2020. On the other hand, the nuclear sector in 2005 had just 4,124 employees, of which 52.8% were the permanent staff at nuclear power plants.

Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant
Country Spain
Construction began 1975
Commission date March 11, 1985
Licence expiration 2034
Owner(s) Iberdrola
Operator(s) Iberdrola, S.A.

Reactor information
Reactors operational 1 x 1092 MWe

Power generation information
Annual generation 8,872 GW·h
Net generation 164,579 GW·h

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