According to the Association of Energy Suppliers, introducing a “variable item” into energy billing may help prevent the fall of energy suppliers or termination of contracts that occurred in the market recently.
Minister of Economy Richard Sulik wrote on the social network that the four Slovak nuclear power units in Jaslovske Bohunice and Mochovce have thus sufficient nuclear fuel supply for their full performance this year.
The Slovak natural gas carrier, Eustream, therefore does not consider the suspension of Russian gas imports to be appropriate among the other measures that the EU can adopt against Russia amid the war in Ukraine.
If the new tax is eventually approved, Slovenske Elektrarne will certainly stop the completion of the fourth unit of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant. The commissioning of the third unit is also in jeopardy.
Economy Ministry’s State Secretary Karol Galek said in an interview for the SITA newswire, the project of the new nuclear installation, on which the company Jadrova Energeticka Spolocnost Slovenska (JESS) is working, is still alive.