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Commenting article: Bulgarian Nuclear Plant Stress-Test to Cost BGN 12 M

The stress-test of the Bulgarian Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, required by the European Union, will cost anywhere between BGN 10 and 12 M.

The information was reported by the company's CEO, Kostadin Dimitrov, during a public debate on electric power prices, held Monday at the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR).

According to the CEO, DKEVR failed to acknowledge some of the important expenses of the NPP when determining the new prices of electricity, effective July 1, such as expenses for fuel, for energy for Units 3 and 4, and for the safety and security tests.

Nellieherself - 2 Jun 2011 // 02:44:54

"No problem, the stress test will be paid by the Bulgarian taxpayer."

Is there such a thing? People who pay their taxes in Bulgaria are more rare than unicorns.

DrFaust - 1 Jun 2011 // 13:05:45

No problem, the stress test will be paid by the Bulgarian taxpayer. The enormous profits on the other hand will be not affected and stay in the hands of the private person controlling the electricity market as a monopoly.

Only naive people believe in the 'cheap' nuclear energy in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

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