Bulgaria seeks nuclear cooperation with Slovenia

1 September 2023

Bulgaria has invited Slovenia to join the project to construct new reactors at the Kozloduy NPP as an energy buyer or as an investor. The offer was made during a bilateral meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob during the 18th Strategic Forum in the Slovenian city of Bled.

Slovenia is preparing to increase the nuclear power capacity of its Krsko NPP while Bulgaria is planning to expand the Kozloduy NPP with the construction of Westinghouse AP1000 reactors. “We are tying the project to a long-term energy demand forecast that covers the period at least until 2050, said Denkov. “It shows that the two new reactors, combined with extending the lives of the existing ones, will be enough to provide baseload power until we decide how we will develop our energy after the middle of the century.

Bulgaria earlier invited Greece to take part in its nuclear development programme. In July, Greece confirmed its interest in investing in the construction of new reactors at the Kozloduy NPP, with the alternative option being to conclude a 20-year contract for the purchase of the produced electricity.

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