Location of JEK2

The planned site of JEK2 is in the direct vicinity of today’s NEK. After 40 years of successful operation, the latter is the basis of the trust of the local and wider communities, and thus socially acceptable.

That location is an energy site that is well-connected to the electric power grid via three high-voltage transmission lines, and meets the legal guidelines regarding the construction of new energy facilities. It complies with all criteria required for the reliable and safe functioning of a nuclear power plant. Based on previous analyses, the site facilitates the space required for buildings, the layout of buildings, the possibility of cooling using cooling towers and the possibility of connection to the current switching station at the NEK.

The seismic safety of the current NEK is in line with the highest global standards, as confirmed by load tests in December 2011. Studies find that the area planned for JEK2 is appropriate in terms of seismic safety.

We have also verified the feasibility of transporting the largest components from the Port of Koper to the site in Krško.

The next step in the JEK2 project is the adoption of a national spatial plan (NSP). That process is being managed by the minister responsible for spatial planning. It also includes a number of spatial planning authorities with their experts, who by providing guidance help to shape and influence the siting of a building. The entire process will be managed in accordance with the law and international conventions, and will include the general public.