When will the first large nuclear power plant be built in Poland? The deadline has passed

Luc Williams

During the Congress panel devoted to Polish energy, the minister was asked about her earlier media statement from that day, in which she postponed the current perspective of launching the first Polish large-scale nuclear power plant to 2039.

“We assume it is 2040 conservatively. Please remember that our predecessors assumed an optimistic scenario for 2032, without the so-called nothing on the table. I am a realist and we know perfectly well that all investments of this type are subject to some delays,” Czarnecka said.

“The same thing is said by the plenipotentiary (of the government – PAP) for critical infrastructure, Minister Bando (Deputy Minister of Climate Maciej Bando – PAP) – and I am only repeating his information. I think this is a realistic date that can enter into force,” she added.

Two nuclear power plants are to be built in Poland

Current version Polish Nuclear Energy Program (PPEJ) of 2020 assumes the construction of two nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 6-9 GW, with 100% ownership. to the State Treasury, PEJ as an investor and operator. The previous government indicated the Westinghouse-Bechtel consortium as a partner for the first power plant.

According to previous assumptions, construction at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino location would start in 2026, the first AP1000 reactor using Westinghouse technology would start in 2033, and the next two within the next three years. The Ministry of Climate announced that the PPEJ will be updated later this year. (PAP)


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