The cabinet promises Mochovce NPP completion
The ruling government wants to seek possibilities to curb the final electricity price for industrial customers to boost competitiveness of Slovak industry. It also promises vulnerable customers to resolve the energy poverty.
The ruling government wants to pay attention to the optimal use of national energy sources and low-carbon technologies, such as renewables (RES) and nuclear energy. The government’s programme approved by ministers with the comments on Wednesday states that the cabinet wants to create conditions for completion the third and fourth nuclear units in Mochovce. Additionally, it plans to analyze further preparations for the new nuclear facility in Jaslovske Bohunice. The subsidy scheme for electricity production from renewable energy sources and the production of combined heat and power will also be modified.
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Slovenske Elektrarne put the natural protection system at the third and fourth nuclear unit into operation. This system is an essential condition for delivering fresh nuclear fuel to both units.
According to the data published in the annual report of the company JESS, the new nuclear facility project has already swallowed almost 27 million euros.
SPP and employers from RUZ propose lifting the regulation of gas prices for some households and small companies.