Problem of Excess Electricity and Capacity due to the Commissioning of the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant

  • Bulat Nigmatulin Institute of Energy Problems, Moscow, Russia
  • Maxim Saltanov Institute of Energy Problems, Moscow, Russia
Keywords: nuclear power plant, Astravets NPP, Russia, Belarus, electricity market, investment project, excess electricity

Abstract

The paper presents a review and analysis of sales and marketing opportunities for the electricity generated by the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant  (NPP) in terms of sales destinations (domestic market, export to Europe and Russia). The study comprehensively scrutinizes the issues of competitiveness of the electricity generated by the Astravets NPP and parameters of its production cost, price, and repayment of investment. We address the economic, technological, and political risks of electricity sales, along with the standpoints of the leadership of the industry and those of academic and public organizations. A range of possible scenarios for the development of the situation is analyzed.

Published
2021-02-01