Operating licence of Olkiluoto 1 and 2 was granted by the Government on 20.9.2018

On 26 January 2017, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) submitted to the Finnish Government an application for the renewal of the operating licences of its nuclear power plant units Olkiluoto 1 and 2, in accordance with the Nuclear Energy Act. The Council of State granted the operating licence on 20.9.2018 for 20 years further operation.

Under the Nuclear Energy Act, the processing of an operating licence application includes a hearing procedure. To prepare the licence decision, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) requests statements from several ministries and certain other authorities and communities.

The purpose of the licence procedure is to ensure, in particular, that the power plant meets the safety requirements set for operation. The statement of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) plays a key role in the preparation of the licence decision. Citizens can also express their opinions on the project to the MEAE in writing or in electronic format.

Further information: jorma.aurela(at)tem.fi