Hungary mulls exporting electricity after German nuclear plant closures

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The Hungarian government considers exporting electricity once Germany's nuclear power plants are closed as planned, business daily Napi Gazdasag cited National Development Minister Tamas Fellegi on Monday.

The government started assessing possible impacts of the measure just after the German government announced its plan in June, the minister said in a written response to a question by Socialist MP Lajos Olah.

By early July the ministry, grid operator Mavir and an energy research institute compiled an impact study concerning the German and Swiss plan to discontinue their nuclear power plants. The conclusions of the study were then integrated into the national energy strategy approved at a cabinet meeting on July 13, the minister said. The strategy was published on the ministry's website on August 2.

In response to the phasing out of German and Swiss nuclear capacities, the government promotes an energy scenario, which would enable Hungary even to export electricity instead of the current net import, Fellegi said.

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