A combined construction and operating licence was to be issued by Julyand a final investment decision then made. From Soviet times Lithuania inherited one of the most powerful nuclear power plants in Europe.
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has nonetheless been assuring potential investors that despite the need to repay the loans over the next years, the energy tariffs set by Visaginas would be competitive, at 0.
If, however, Lithuania decides to scrap the project completely, it will have to cover all of the costs incurred during the planning stages. The Lithuanian-Swedish NordBalt power link should be commissioned at the end of During the vote, the Hitachi deal see Appendix 1 was supported by: Although Eesti Energia fulfilled the privatization criteria and was the only bidder at the final stage of privatization, the privatization was halted by the Lithuanian Government.
Above this, cooling towers would be necessary. Joanna Hyndle-Hussein The Lithuanian Seimas approved the government-sponsored proposal for the construction of a new nuclear power plant outside the Lithuanian city of Visaginas on 21 June.
Wind farms, which are becoming increasingly common in the Baltic Sea region, however are not considered stable. After the government decided to close the second reactor bythe political situation became much clearer.
The significant cost of the project is directly linked to the two-year planning stage, which is expected to cost over million euros — of which million euros is to be covered by the Lithuanian state.
Indeed, this is exactly how the Lithuanian government looks at it. In October the government formally notified the European Commission of plans for the new nuclear power plant at Visaginas to be built in collaboration with Estonia, Latvia and Poland.
A new nuclear power plant - definitely not. In June Hitachi said that it expected the project company to be set up "in about a year", and the energy minister said that discussions were proceeding with Latvia and Estonia. Also the economic prospects of the MWe Baltic plant then under construction in Kaliningrad, km from Vilnius, would be greatly improved, though this has since been put on hold due to lack of customers.
Meanwhile, many Lithuanian experts have stressed that the estimated price of electricity generated at the new plant has not been based on concrete financial analyses. It therefore follows that the construction of the power plant and the synchronisation of the individual grids are intrinsically linked.
The memorandum of understanding between Eesti Energia and Government of Jordan was signed on 5 November The plant would also give the countries energy autonomy and ensure a greater energy balance which, in turn, would facilitate the synchronisation process 6. Currently the town has over However, it would also serve as an important link between the energy systems of other Baltic states.
Inthe government commissioned an international advisory consortium, led by the Rothschild investment bank, to prepare a business model and financing plan for the Visaginas project.
This facility is located just a few hundred metres away from the plant and currently being built. According to PM Kubilius, once the loans have been fully repaid, the price of electricity from Visaginas could be lowered, http:A new energy policy in was cast around the Visaginas nuclear plant (details below), a new LNG terminal, and rebuilding the power grid.
Energy reliance on Russia is to drop from 80% in to 55% by and 35% in InEesti Energia and Latvenergo announced a plan to merge companies to create a new Baltic Power Group. Brazauskas met with the CEO of Eesti Energia Sandor Liive to discuss Eesti Energia's participation in the proposed Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project.
The study considers scenario with new nuclear power plant among other scenarios, but is critical about it. It says Visaginas NPP Business Plan , upon which calculations of the nuclear scenario are based, is too optimistic in regard to investments needed, construction time, etc.
Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant is a planned nuclear power plant project in Lithuania. It was proposed to be built at the site of the closed Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down on 31 December in accordance with Lithuania's accession agreement to the European Union.
Hence the proposal to build at Visaginas a new plant with a capacity of about 1,MW. Hitachi GE, an alliance created by General Electric of the US and Japan’s Hitachi, will supply the reactor.
The Lithuanian Seimas approved the government-sponsored proposal for the construction of a new nuclear power plant outside the Lithuanian city of Visaginas on 21 June.
MPs cleared the government to sign the concession agreement (initialled 30 March ) with Japan’s Hitachi Ltd.Download