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    Hungary : Hungary must think long-term about its electricity supply

    November 17, 2022 - TendersInfo - News


      There will be a bill introduced on extending the lifespan of the existing blocks of the Paks nuclear power plant.

      Attila Steiner, the state secretary for energy policy, said Hungary must think long-term about the security of its electricity supply.

      The state secretary told lawmakers on Thursday that there will be a bill introduced on extending the lifespan of the existing blocks of the Paks nuclear power plant. According to the bills justification, the extended operating permits of the plants four blocks are set to expire between 2032 and 2037. From a technical point of view, it is possible that their lifespans can be extended by another 20 years, it adds. The severe price increases caused by the war in Ukraine and Brusselss flawed sanctions policy, along with energy shortages in Europe, have made the role of power plants like the nuclear plant in Paks even more important, Steiner said. The Paks plant has for decades provided a safe, reliable and cost-efficient way to produce electricity domestically, he said.

      The extension of the blocks lifespans will follow a long preparatory procedure which also includes talks with the governments of neighbouring countries, gathering information from international partners and signing a cooperation agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he added. Concerning the safety aspects of the extension, Steiner said all the nuclear licencing procedures will be carried out by the National Atomic Energy Authority (OAH). OAH will inspect each block to determine whether their lifespans can be extended, he added. Commenting on the bill, Rebeka Szab, co-leader of opposition Prbeszd, said the proposal was an open admission that the project to expand the Paks plant was failing. Addressing a press conference, Szab criticised the government for extending the lifespans of the plants existing blocks instead of investing in renewable energy. Bence Tordai, the partys other co-leader, said the existing four blocks and the planned two new ones would not be able to operate simultaneously, suggesting that the Danubes water was already getting too warm during the summer to cool the plants reactors.


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