Germany won’t be buying energy from Baltic NPP

Germany won’t be buying energy from Baltic NPP

YEREVAN, April 15. ARKA/. Germany will not be importing electricity from the Baltic nuclear power polant that is under construction in Kaliningrad region of Russia, German parliament “Greens” party lawmaker Oliver Krischer said. He also doubted other countries will be doing it.

Germany itself is exporting electricity. Besides, a kilowatt-hour price for energy produced at this NPP will be well above 10 cents, which is neither cheap and nor competitive, Krischer told journalists at a meeting in Heinrich Böll Foundation, RIA Novosti reported.

Krischer also expressed doubts that Poland has appropriate transmission facilities for energy transit through Germany.

The EU cannot prohibit the countries neighboring with Kaliningrad from buying electricity from the NPP, the politician said. Yet, Krischer believes Poland 
and Baltic countries will refuse importing the energy themselves.

“We call upon the federal government not to support NPP construction projects abroad. Unfortunately, it is still happening now and German businesses make investments in construction of nuclear power plants,” the MP said.

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the Baltic NNP was held in February 2010. The NPP will consist of two power units with total capacity of 2,300 megawatt. The first power unit is expected to be commissioned in 2016.  -0-

12:32 15.04.2013

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