Paks nuclear plant, main node of the Hungarian energy

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 30 April 2022 at 04:54:18 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 12 May 2022 at 09:50:31 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 25 May 2022 at 16:42:43 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Climate change, global warming, greenhouse gas, non-renewable energy, infrastructure, land, river, Hungary
Fig. 1 - S1 (30.04.2022-25.05.2022) - Over half of the Hungarian electricity is produced by its only operating nuclear power station at Paks
It is made of 4 USSR-designed units installed between 1982 and 1987, previously 440 MW, now 500 MW each.
Fig. 2 - S2 (12.05.2022) - To curb its energy importation, Hungary will expand the site with 2 1200 MW reactors in 2026 & 2027.
It used a Russian loan to contract Rosatom in order to do so. Many in Hungary have protested against the improper tender and the increase of the country’s energy dependence from Russia.