Delay in nuclear expansion potentially expensive, study finds

Slovenia should build the second reactor at its existing nuclear power station in Krško as soon as possible since a delay of only four years would double the price of electricity, a study commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has found.

Drawn up by Grant Thornton, a consultancy, the study found that if a second reactor at Krško were to be connected to the grid in 2039 instead of 2035, which is a possibility at the moment, the price of electricity would increase by up to €70 per megawatt hour.

"Users would be paying between €180 and €210 per megawatt hour. The...

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