Uniper has 1.4 GW of attributable nuclear capacity in Sweden, which relies on nuclear energy for about 40% of its electricity.
The zero-carbon reliability of this capacity will become even more important going forward as more vehicles run on electricity and economies becomes more digital. Data centers and digital currencies, for example, require an uninterrupted electricity supply. A reputation for reliability can also attract new business. A number of tech companies have approached us to discuss locating data centers and other critical IT infrastructure at one of our nuclear power plants in Sweden. This would give them access to the plant’s highly reliable electricity and cooling and put them inside its highly secure premises.
Sweden aims for its energy mix to be 100% renewable by 2040. If that means to allow some of its nuclear power plants to operate beyond 2040, Uniper will be ready.
Responsible operation, responsible dismantling
The top priorities of our nuclear business are safety and responsibility — across our plants’ lifetimes. We’re currently dismantling four decommissioned nuclear power plants in Sweden. Only a comparatively small percentage of a nuclear power plant’s components is so radioactive that it requires special handling and storage. We strive to recycle the rest. At Barsebäck 1 just north of Malmö, we recycle about 95%.