Bulgarian Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova said during the meeting with Deputy Director General at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Juan Carlos Lentijo that works on the extension of operational lifespan of unit 6 of Bulgaria’s sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy should be completed by the end of July.
The 360 million euros worth project for the upgrade of NPP Kozloduy’s two 1,000 MW reactors signed with Rosatom Services is aimed at the extension of its operational life by additional 30 years, thus avoiding the unpopular increase in electricity prices. The upgrade of unit 5 was completed in mid-2016. The operational license of unit 5 is due to expire in 2017 (it was extended by additional 10 years in October 2017), while the license for unit 6 is due to expire in 2019.
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Tags: Bulgaria, electricity, Kozloduy, NPP, nuclear