Temelín nuclear power plant could be expanded in future, says minister

After the new bloc of the Dukovany power plant is finished, up to two new blocs could subsequently be constructed at Czech Republic’s other, Temelín, nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Vice-Premier Karel Havlíček said on Saturday during a tour of Temelin.

The decision, Mr Havlíček said, will likely have to be made by the next government. A single new bloc at Temelín could produce up to 1,600 MW of power, according to the minister, and would be a stable source of energy following the shutting down of coal plants.

Temelin is the largest nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic and covers around a fifth of domestic consumption.

Author: Tom McEnchroe