A business plan for the project to build Belarus' first nuclear power plant will be ready in 2008 - early 2009, chief of the Energy Ministry's investment development department Vladimir Bobrov told a Thursday press conference in Minsk.
The NPP, which will have a capacity of 2,000 megawatts, will produce 14-15% of all electricity in Belarus, he said.
This electricity will be 25-30% cheaper, Bobrov added.
These evaluations are based on studies of nuclear power plants of Russia, the United States and other countries. "We have studied the nuclear power industries of all states, but focused on Russian ones," he said.