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Hungary will be fully self-sufficient in electricity

Countries that are largely self-sufficient in energy are the ones that are safe.

With the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant and the realization of solar energy investments, Hungary will be one of the few countries to become fully self-sufficient in electricity, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Monday.

During his visit to the Paks nuclear power plant, the minister said that it is “one of the safest and most efficient power plants in the world,” which guarantees the continuity of electricity supply and gives the economy a huge competitive advantage.

The minister said that the past period has shown that an energy supply crisis can occur at any time. Countries that are largely self-sufficient in energy are the ones that are safe, he pointed out. 

Around half of the electricity currently generated in Hungary is linked to the Paks nuclear power plant, Szijjártó said, adding that nuclear power plants are a safe, clean and cheap form of energy production.

This is why the government has decided to build two new reactors with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts. This, together with the solar investments, will make Hungary fully self-sufficient in electricity. The Paks investments have therefore paid off and will continue to pay off for Hungary, he said. 

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