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Up to 36 new reactors planned to be built by 2030, Rosatom chief said

September 25, 2012, 14:50 UTC+3
The plans may be corrected depending on the situation on the electric power market
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UDOMLYA, Tver Region, September 25 (Itar-Tass) — The programme for the Russian atomic energy development envisages construction of 28-36 new nuclear power units by 2030. However, the plans may be corrected depending on the situation on the electric power market, State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) director-general Sergei Kiriyenko said.

"We need as many stations as much electric power is needed. We do not need NPPs as monuments," Kiriyenko told reporters after the ceremony for the fourth power unit at the Kalinin NPP to begin operating.

According to the general scheme, Rosatom at first should replace old units with new ones. First of all RBMK reactors must be replaced, he noted.

The share of atomic energy generation is planned to be increased. At present, NPPs account for 16.5 percent. The optimal share is 25 percent, the Rosatom chief said.

 

 

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