Ecological and Economic Advantages of Remote Heat Supply from Reactor Plant of Advanced Safety BN-1200


The heat supply based on the combined heat and power production is the basis of rational use of energy resources. This will increase the efficiency of existing nuclear power plants (NPP) and give a significant cut in the nitrogen oxide and greenhousegases emissions from burning fossil fuels. The data of the remote heat transport are summarized. The technical, economic, and ecological preconditions determining the long-distance transportation of heat possibility are given. The estimation of the efficiency of long-distance transport of heat from NPP is made. A variant of a scheme of Ekaterinburg heat supply from Beloyarsk NPP is given.

Keywords: nuclear power plant, efficiency, the heat supply based on the combined heat and power production, waste heat, heat pump, radiation safety

[1] Yakovlev, B. V. (2008). Povyshenie effektivnosti system teploficatsii i teplosnabjeniia. Novosti teplosnabjeniia, p. 448.

[2] Shcheklein, S. E., Tashlykov, O. L., and Dubinin, A. M. (2015). Improving the energy efficiency of NPP. Izvestia vuzov. Yadernaya energetica, vol. 4, pp. 15–25.

[3] Shlapakov, V. I. (2011). Transport tepla ot AES – trebovanie vremeni, no segodnia eto ditia bez niani. Novosti teplosnabjeniia, p. 2.

[4] Tashlykov, O., Shcheklein, S., Sesekin, A., et al. (2014). Ecological features of fast reactor nuclear power plants (NPPs) at all stages of their life cycle. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 190, no. 2, pp. 907–918.

[5] Tashlykov, O. L. and Shcheklein, S. E. (2015). Ecological forecasting in the nuclear power of XXI century. International Scientific Journal for Alternative Energy and Ecology, vol. 8–9, pp. 50–58.

[6] Popov, S. A. and Tashlykov, O. L. (2017). Combined heat and electricity generation with the use of a nuclear power plant. Energo i resursosberejenie. Energoobespechenie. Netraditsionnie i vozobnovlyaemye istochniki energii: materialy Mejdunarodnoi nauchno-practicheskoi konferencii studentov, aspirantov i molodyh uchenyh, pp. 327–331.