Revenues of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP to Increase by 56 Million Levs after Upgrade
Monday, 08 June 2015
The revenues of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant will increase by 56 million levs after units 5 and 6 see their capacity increased by 4% to 104%, according to calculations of Nikita Hristov, senior nuclear energy expert at Risk Engineering.
He said that the Kozloduy NPP was expected to report an increase in revenues due to the larger amount of electricity that it would produce after the upgrade, according to reports of econ.bg.
The expert made clear that the increase in the capacity of the two N-plant units was part of their life extension programs.
He pointed out that the upgrade would boost the total capacity of the Kozloduy NPP from the current rate of 2000 MW to 2080 MW.
“The units function 8760 hours a year, meaning that their output will increase by 700.8 MW/h from the current level,” Hristov stated.
He said that the Kozloduy NPP was expected to see its revenues go up by 56.064 million levs, provided that these quantities of electricity were sold on the free market, where the price of 1 MH/h stood at around 80 levs at present.