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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Investors interested in building new nuclear reactors in Bulgaria - minister

There is private investor interest in building units 7 and 8 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Economy and Energy Minister Peter [Petur] Dimitrov said Wednesday [ 11 February] in a discussion of Bulgaria's Energy Strategy by 2020.
In 2007 Bulgaria exported and transitted 4,500 million kWh and 2,800 million kWh of electricity, respectively, Dimitrov said. The network capacity is for about 9,000 million kWh, he specified.
"If units 7 and 8 are built, we hope to transit at least 18,000 million kWh in 2030; the export capacity may increase up to 33,000 million kWh," the minister further observed. By then the capacity of the electricity transiting network is expected to equal some 15,000 million kWh, so efforts should be made for its extension.
There is considerable shortage of electricity in Turkey, Croatia, and Macedonia, Dimitrov also said.
The economy and energy minister also said that the state would not allocate funds for this project and it should fully rely on private capital. Some of the biggest companies in nuclear power engineering were allegedly showing interest in the project.

(Source: EnergyCentral)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice! This would be in addition to the Belene power plant which has been approved for 2 Russian VVER reactors of 1060 MW each.

Bulgaria can use its good position to transit energy through it, and to produce a bunch more for the interconnecting grids.