Petkova: The report of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will serve as the basis for the realization of the assets related to Belene Nuclear Power Plant

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“The report of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will serve as the basis to decide on the possibilities to realize the assets related to NPP Belene project”, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said at the official presentation of the report of the Academy of Sciences on the subject. We recall that at the end of January this year, the Bulgarian Energy Holding assigned to the Academy to work out an overall strategy for the development of the electricity sector in the country, as a basis for the future energy strategy up to 2030 with horizon by 2050. The investigation of scenarios on the use of the assets related to NPP Belene project is part of the work of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

According to Minister Petkova, a decision on the realization of NPP Belene assets should be taken responsibly and on the grounds of a broad public consensus, because a project of this magnitude will engage future generations. We will hold an in-depth discussion with the stakeholders to hear all the arguments. That will allow us to join forces to decide together the future of the project, the Energy Minister highlighted. In her opinion, a decision on this subject must be taken quickly, but not prematurely.

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