Poland to Build Nuclear Power Plant to Avoid Electricity Deficit

Friday, July 25, 2008

WARSAW, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Poland may run out of electricity in 12 years, and after 2020 the demand for electricity will exceed its production by 30 percent, the Energy Market Agency predicted in a report on Thursday.

The report suggested that around 2030 Poland will either have to import 30 percent of required electricity or build a nuclear plant by that time, according to Polish news agency PAP.

"The structure of the Policy energy industry should undergo radical changes in coming years. It is estimated that hard coal resources will satisfy the home demand for 40 years and those of lignite for 30 years," authors of the report stressed.

The nuclear plant is the best solution for Poland, according to the report.

Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency Andrzej Strupczewski believes that if Poland fails to build a nuclear power plant by 2020 it will have a lasting electricity deficit.

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