Plan for New Czech Nuclear Reactors Seen Done by the End of 2018
- Sep 3, 2018 1:40 pm GMT
The Czech Republic plans to make several important decisions by the end of the year. The first is to figure out a method for paying for the new reactors.
- New units are needed at Dukovany for it aging Russian VVER units that will reach their 50tgh anniversaries in 2035. (Units 5 & 6)
- Expanded capacity is needed at Temelin to support the country’s economy and to support climate change goals. (Units 3 & 4)
The main stumbling block is that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis opposed guarantees for a rate base when he was finance minister in 2014. Since then it isn’t clear that he’s changed his mind. A billionaire in his own right, he’s been embroiled in a series of political and financial scandals.
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