The idea for a financial model to develop Poland’s nuclear program is here. The Ministry of Climate opened public consultations on the draft regulation to amend the Polish Nuclear Power Program. It includes the long-awaited financial model – writes Bartłomiej Sawicki, editor at BiznesAlert.pl. The goal of the Polish Nuclear Power Programme (PPEJ) is to build between 6 and 9 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in Poland using verified, large-scale pressurized water reactors of the III and III+ generation. By 2045 the optimum nuclear capacity will be about 7.7 GW net, which means nuclear generation will constitute 27 percent of the energy mix. A broader perspective on the analysis suggests that it would be profitable to build about 10 GW net nuclear capacity by 2050. According to the document, the average total cost of energy generation in 2020 is PLN 352 per MWh. In 2045 the costs will be lowest in a scenario where nuclear energy will be developed through slow optimization (PLN 334 per MWh), and the highest if there is no nuclear power plant (PLN 358 per MWh). It seems that in the long run, the costs in this model may go down even further provided this type of generation is continuously developed (PLN 317 per MWh in 2050).
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