RO Govt. wants new study to evaluate nuclear plant expansion
EnergoNuclear, the project company set up by the Romanian Government for building two new nuclear reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, has launched a tender for updating the project's feasibility study.
The update should evaluate the scenario of a single new reactor and the baseline scenario of two reactors, Economica.net reported.
The main elements of the feasibility study update should include a forecast for the energy demand in Romanian and the region, the estimate of investments involved, and an evaluation of the support mechanisms the project might need.
Recently, Romania's minister of economy and energy Virgil Popescu confirmed that the Government was discussing the project with potential European and American partners, after scrapping the plans developed with China General Nuclear Power (CGN). He did not disclose the stage of the negotiations.