No need in building nuclear power plant in the next 7 years – K.Bozumbayev
There is no need in building a nuclear power plant in the next 7 years, Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev informs at the plenary session of the Mazhilis, which considered the draft law On Ratification of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency on establishing the IAEA Low-Enriched Uranium Bank.
There is now an electricity surplus in Kazakhstan, 5,000 megawatts in the summer, 3,500 megawatts at the winter peak.
We have made long-term balance developed by the Chokin Institute (Kazakh Research Institute of Power Engineering named after Academician Sh.Chokin � Ed.) and KEGOC and approved by the Ministry of Energy. No deficit is expected in the seven-year period, thus there is no need in constructing any new facilities, such as nuclear power plants, K.Bozumbayev said.
In 2014, construction of nuclear power plant in 2018 was reported. In 2015, construction was postponed indefinitely.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan