During the 2nd Seminar “The Future of the Brazilian electric sector, challenges and opportunities”, in Rio de Janeiro, the Secretary of Energy planning and Development of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Reive Barros, reported that the federal government studies the Possibility of investing US $30 billion in the construction of six nuclear power plants in the country up to 2050.
The project must be included in the National Energy Plan (PNE), which is in the final stage of preparation. “The PNE subsided the federal government in formulating its strategy for expanding the energy supply in the long run. The decennial energy plan, which has a 10-year horizon, is a short-term planning instrument and is being produced to cover the 2019-2029 period. In the latter, one sees only the entry into operation of Angra 3 “, added the Ministry of Mines and Energy in note.
In addition to the production of the plants of Andrade 1 and 2 and also of Angra 3, expected to be completed in 2026, new reactors should produce 6 gigawatts (GW) of energy – 1 GW in each.
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