Problems with the nuclear power plant begin. ‘The postponement could be up to a year’

A one-year delay in the preparation process for the construction of a nuclear power plant is possible, says PSL Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment Miłosz Motyka.

– There may be a small delay, but this does not change the fact that the capacities installed in the nuclear power plant must be included in the state’s energy policy, also taking into account other sources, such as SMR – said Motyka at the Powerpol conference.

He admitted that this “little delay” could last a year. At the same time, he maintained the deadline for commissioning the first unit of the power plant in 2033.

Motyka: The decision about the location is final

As the State Secretary explained, this is the result of environmental decisions. – The decision about the location is final. Discussions with the European Commission regarding financing are ongoing. We are able, without delays in technological problems or access to semiconductors, to stick to the initially adopted schedule, which will allow the launch of the first unit in 2033, Motyka said.

He also announced an update to Poland’s nuclear energy program (PPEJ). According to him, the document must be “realized”. Preliminary analyzes show that in 2030 the share of renewable energy sources in installed capacity could reach 50%, and in 2040 it could reach 68%.

“The PiS government planned to issue an environmental decision for 2022 in the PPEJ update of October 20, 2020. It was issued on September 19, 2023. Compared to the 2014 PPEJ, this delay is even greater. This is the reality compared to the propaganda of the PiS government” – wrote Motyka on the X website.

The first nuclear power plant. Who wants to postpone nuclear energy in Poland?

At the end of 2022, the government of Mateusz Morawiecki announced that it had chosen the American Westinghouse as the technology supplier for the first nuclear power plant in Poland, which will be built in Pomerania. The indicated location was Lubiatowo-Kopalino in the municipality of Choczewo. In October 2023, a positive decision was taken by the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

In January this year “Rzeczpospolita” unveiled a list of entities that want to reconsider the environmental decision for the first nuclear power plant in Poland. The newspaper discovered that several environmental organizations and several individuals had submitted requests for reconsideration of the case to the General Directorate for Environmental Protection (GDOŚ).

Source: Do Rzeczy