Nuclear power plant Jaslovské Bohunice as an important factor for savings on heat
Nuclear fuel is in the European Union a unique source for central heating. Slovenské elektrárne, a dominant electricity producer in Slovakia, implements cogeneration in its nuclear power plant as the only company in Europe.
Nuclear power plant Jaslovské Bohunice provides heat supply for Trnava and nearby towns. In 2015 this source generated 480 GWh of heat. The most visible advantage of cogeneration in nuclear power plant for ordinary people is a price affordability of heat. Based on the data from The Regulatory Office for Network Industries, the price of heat is in this region is, compared to the rest of Slovakia, the cheapest. The reason is mainly the variable component of the heat price which is determined by costs of nuclear fuel.