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Thursday, 21 December 2023

Karankevich: Belarus can become one of the world leaders in the share of nuclear generation in the energy balance

Written by BelTA

The share of electricity generated by Belarusian NPP already exceeds a quarter of its production in the country. And it will grow. In the future, Belarus may become one of the world leaders in terms of nuclear generation in the overall energy balance. In the economies of only five countries in the world, energy from nuclear power plants exceeds 40% of total output. Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich spoke about this in an interview with the Economy of Belarus magazine.

Belarus became the first foreign site where the state corporation Rosatom built a nuclear power plant with pressurized water reactors (VVER) of generation 3+ with improved safety characteristics. Nuclear power units have been built according to the reference design in Russia, and are planned for commissioning in Egypt, Turkey, Hungary, and Bangladesh.

“Peaceful atom provides the production of more than 10% of the world’s electricity. In total, about 440 power units are in operation. Last year alone, 6 new reactors were launched. According to the latest IAEA forecast, by 2050 the capacity of nuclear power plants in the world will more than double, to 890 GW", - Viktor Karankevich clarified. “Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and others have announced their intentions to build nuclear power plants. Most recently, 12 European states took the initiative to create an industrial alliance for those interested in small modular nuclear reactors."

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