Hungarian Minister in charge of the project for the expansion of nuclear power plant Paks, Janos Suli said that further reactors should be built at the plant following the addition of the two new 1,200 MW units in order to meet increased electricity demand in the future.
Speaking at a conference, Minister Suli argued that that Hungary’s electricity demand could reach 5,000 MW by 2030. Regarding the current upgrade, he said that construction of the site buildings would start in January next year, while construction of the actual blocks was expected to begin in 2020. The new blocks would be completed in 2026 and 2027, respectively. Minister Suli also noted that currently 30-32 % of Hungary’s electricity is imported, and the new units are expected to utilize 93 % of their capacity.
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