Solon urges: Revive Bataan power plant

The BNPP will help our country cut electricity cost by almost half, in comparison to the rates of the coal-fired power plants

A lawmaker on Monday is urging the national government to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) as it has a huge potential to produce cheaper electricity in the country amid the rising costs in fuel and other basic commodities.

Negros Oriental Third District Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr. said that he has filed House Bill 2921 — also known as the Philippine Nuclear Act of 2022 — which seeks to mandate the government to utilize the $2.118 billion-BNPP or acquire another nuclear facility in case the existing power plant is no longer feasible for operation.

“The BNPP will help our country cut electricity cost by almost half, in comparison to the rates of the coal-fired power plants,” Teves said.

The solon added that around 441 nuclear power plants are now in operation in at least 30 countries, which shows that nuclear power is a safe means of generating electricity and a reliable source of energy.


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