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    Poland gives go-ahead for construction of first nuclear power plant


    September 25, 2023 - BusinessAM

     

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      The Polish government gets the green light to start building plants. There has been talk of a move into since 2005, and now it seems to be a reality. In 2026 construction of the new plant should begin, and it should be operational by 2040.

      In the news: After a year and a half of deliberations by Poland's Environmental Protection Agency, a decision for the construction of plants has been made.

      • The Directorate General for Environmental Protection (GDOS) gives the government an environmental permit for the construction of a new plant. So reports Polish news agency PAP based on statements made by Climate Minister Anna Moskwa. Construction of the plant should begin in 2026, and it should be able to be operational by 2040.
      • According to the GDOS, the construction and operation of the plant will have no effects on the environment, although it will be monitored. Thus ends the agency's deliberations, which took more than a year and a half to issue the permit.
      • With the construction of six , spread over two or three plants, Poland aims to reduce its dependenc . The currently accounts for 69 percent of Poland's mix. With the plants, the country plans to produce six to eight of , good to supply eight million households.

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      The plants: The first plant is coming with American help, both in terms of construction and payment.

      • In October last year it was announced that the American company will be allowed to build Poland's first plant. To finance the project, the country would also receive a loan from the United States worth four billion dollars.
      • And Poland already closed a deal for the sd plant as well. Thus, Polish utilities PGE and ZE PAK will build a plant near Patnow together with South Korean state-owned operator Korea Hydro & Corporation. It is to consist of several APR-1400 , similar to those at Doel and Tihange. Each of these will have a capacity of 1,400

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