BMI View: Ageing nuclear facilities, two of which are set for closure in the early 2020's, will press thegeneration levels lower thus presenting a key challenge for the country's power sector in the comingdecade. The government's plans to build nuclear reactors are unlikely to advance quickly and thermalgeneration will become an increasingly important source of power. The decrease in overall power outputwill result in the Czech Republic becoming a net importer of electricity if sufficient capacity is not broughtonline.
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The overall power generation and capacity in the Czech Republic will shrink over the next decade by10.7% and 4% respectively between 2017-2026. The key reason is the planned decommissioning ofTemelin 1 (1,023MW) and Temelin 2 (1,003MW) nuclear reactors and lack of big power projects in themedium-term pipeline.