Today we took a fundamental decision for Polish nuclear power plants, Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moscow announced on Wednesday.
According to the timetable set by the Council of Ministers, the construction of the first Polish nuclear power plant will start in 2026 and the first unit with a capacity of approx. 1-1.6 GW will be launched in 2033. Subsequent units will be deployed every 2-3 years and the entire nuclear program assumes the construction of units with a total installed capacity of approximately 6 to 9 GWe based on proven generation III (+) nuclear reactors.
In October last year, the American Westinghouse was selected by the Polish government to carry out the project of the first nuclear power plant in our country. Westinghouse has been present in Poland for over a year and has its office in Krakow.
At the end of May this year, the Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moscow, announced that the fundamental decision on the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant would be taken by July 13. – This is the Ministry’s acceptance from the perspective of energy security, from the perspective of our energy policy, acceptance that such an investment is needed at this time, at this date, in such parameters, with such force. But at the same time, it does not pose a threat to state security, which is confirmed by the Internal Security Agency, the politician explained in an interview with Polish Radio 24.
“Today we made a fundamental decision for Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, which brings Poland closer to the construction of the first nuclear power plant in our country. The document is a formal confirmation that the planned investment is of general interest and the government’s consistent energy policy,” Minister Anna Moscow said on Wednesday.
The head of the Ministry of Climate and Environment noted that nuclear energy will ensure the stability of the power supply and the diversification of energy resources, thereby ensuring the energy sovereignty of our country.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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