MINSK, 11 March (BelTA) – Belarus is not negotiating with Russia the issues of possible division or joint sale of energy which is to be generated by its future nuclear power plant with Russia, Deputy Energy Minister of Belarus Mikhail Mikhadyuk told media on 11 March.
Belarus aims to construct the nuclear power station in order to diversify its fuel and energy balance. The move will restrain the growth of tariffs on electricity for the Belarus real production sector. This is the major goal of the nuclear power program in Belarus, Mikhail Mikhadyuk said. Therefore Belarus is not holding any negotiations with Russia on possible joint sales of the energy of the future nuclear power plant.
According to First Vice President of the Russian Atomstroyexport company Alexander Glukhov, the cost of 1kWh of electric energy has not been defined yet. An investment feasibility study has not been made either, he added.