The power producer ČEZ this year will apply for a new ten-year licence for the operation of the first unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant. The current licence is valid only until the end of 2015. The utility will have to gain the licences for the further operation of the remaining three units in the years 2016 and 2017. Dukovany provides one-fifth of domestic electricity consumption. In the application for the licence, the power plant has to prove to the State Nuclear Safety Authority (SUJB) that it complies with the tougher safety requirements set after the disaster in nuclear power plant Fukushima, Japan, the new head of the Dukovany plant, Miloš Štepanovský, told the Czech News Agency.
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