Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant
Bulgaria will sign Agreements with the US and France for the Construction of 4 Nuclear Units at the sites in Kozloduy and Belene
The final signing of an engineering contract with the American company "Westinghouse" for the construction of two units at the site of the Kozloduy NPP is pending. This was announced by the acting Deputy Minister of Energy Elenko Bozhkov:
Bulgaria approved a Derogation for the Purchase of Parts and Materials for the Kozloduy NPP from Russia
Bulgaria will import parts and materials from Russia to ensure the safe operation of the Kozloduy NPP. At today's meeting, the government approved a derogation from the sanctions of the European Union, which prohibit the import of certain parts and materials from Russia because of the war in Ukraine.
Bulgaria’s Energy Minister: I changed the Management of Kozloduy NPP because of Potential Connections with Russia
"I replaced the head of management in my first months as minister because of intelligence reports about the leadership's potential ties to Russia and corruption schemes." This was announced by the Acting Minister of Energy on bTV.
"They mentioned the name of Alexander Nikolov, whom I replaced. He is now on the 'Magnitsky' list."
Bulgaria will ask for a Derogation from European Sanctions against Russian Nuclear Energy
The caretaker government is preparing a request for a derogation if the European Union imposes sanctions against Russian nuclear energy, Deputy Minister of Energy Elenko Bozhkov told BNT.
Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry: The Natural Gas for 2023 is Secured
"The gas for 2023 is secured, the expectations are for stabilization of the prices in the coming winter months", Deputy Minister of Energy Elenko Bozhkov said on BNT.
According to him, the warmer winter means less gas used from the gas storage in Chiren.
Bulgaria: The Sixth Unit of the Kozloduy NPP has been Shut Down due to a Cooling Problem
On October 29 at 9 p.m., the sixth power unit of the Kozloduy NPP was disconnected from the country's electricity system, announced the staff of the plant. The reason is a technical problem in the cooling system of the generator - the non-nuclear part of the unit. There is no change in the radiation situation.
Bulgaria: The Price of Gas in November may Drop below 166 Leva
The Minister of Energy, Rosen Hristov, predicts that the price of gas in November may fall below BGN 166, and its value may be maintained in December.
Bulgaria will Probably Go to Arbitration with Gazprom. The Situation is Not Good
"Bulgaria did not make the right decision regarding the old contract with Gazprom. There is no way to sign a new contract. Every step is a big problem. We are going to arbitration, most likely."
Bulgaria: One of our Reactors is expected to use a different Nuclear Fuel than the Russian one
It is expected that one of the reactors of the Kozloduy NPP will use a different fuel from the Russian nuclear fuel after 2024. This was announced on bTV by the resigned Minister of Energy Alexander Nikolov.
Bulgarian PM: The State has No Funds, We take them from the Taxpayers and Redistribute them
"We will talk to each municipality that needs help to pay for electricity. We held an operational meeting of the National Assembly and decided to set up a working group to determine what funds the municipalities need. When we saw examples like the one in Sofia - with different lighting prices, we wondered if these municipalities really needed extra money.