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Lithuania's PM on NPP: today we have nothing to build

BC, Vilnius, 01.04.2014.Print version
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius says that Russia's decision to do not build nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad region was determined by vague synchronisation possibilities, depreciation of local network, meanwhile the study on Lithuania's power grid's synchronization will be the most decisive in making decision on the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), informs LETA/ELTA.

According to prime minister, Russia's decision was determined by the fact that Kaliningrad does not have any electricity interconnections with Poland; in addition, Russians are not certain that they could supply electricity to Lithuania and other Baltic States.


According to Butkevicius, the issues of electricity reserves and synchronization possibilities cast many doubts for Lithuania as well, as a result, only having received answers and calculations from consultants, it will be possible to make the final decision on the Visaginas NPP.


"We have met with Hitachi company, a Swedish company has carried out a study of power grid's synchronization, which includes three options to implement our strategic goals. Today we have nothing to build. When we will learn about the price of the project, when we will know the possibilities of synchronisation with Western networks, what reserves are needed, if one reactor is shut down, and whether we can ensure these reserves, and when we will know an approximate price for generated electricity, then we will decide," said Prime Minister Butkevicius, when asked about the fate of the Visaginas NPP.

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