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The saga escorting the notorious NPP Belene project is like a ‘Die-Hard-X’ movie – the main character seems immortal. Thousands of pages have been dedicated to the analysis of what went wrong and led to the gravest industrial loss in Bulgaria’s history – BGL 5 billion in direct or indirect losses to the National Electric Company. The ‘sin list’ starts in the very early days – NEK’s first long-term forecast for electricity demand that supposedly evinced the need for a new generating capacity of no less than 2000 megawatts after 2010 – just in time with the predicted construction horizon of the new NPP. The forecast was wrong on the design board, and it did not take long to prove its irrelevance against totally contradictory actual electricity demand