Ukraine will begin construction of American-designed nuclear power plants this year

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Ukraine will begin the construction of nine blocks for nuclear power stations using American AR1000 technology this year, Ukraine’s Energy Minister, Herman Halushchenko, said during a TV interview on Jan. 21.

This year, the ministry also aims to increase the capacity of electricity generation.

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“The Ministry’s priorities for this year include focusing on decentralization efforts and enhancing capabilities in distributed electricity generation, primarily by installing gas turbines,” the minister said.

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“We will also continue to repair and replace high-voltage transformers at substations, while also striving to enhance protection systems.”

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