Electricity minister announces South Africa will procure 2500MW nuclear energy

Video: Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa briefs media on the ministerial determination for the procurement of 2500 MW of new generation capacity from nuclear.

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  • The Minister of Electricity in The Presidency of South Africa has announced that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has triggered a process to procure 2500MW of nuclear energy.  
  • The minister confirmed that the allocation will be included in the country’s integrated resource plan which is set to be released for public comment imminently after cabinet approval last Friday. Read more

Ramokgopa said that the country needs additional generation capacity, and the Eskom fleet was ageing.  “We are triggering a procurement process starting with a demand profile and gazetting. We are going out to get that additional 2 500MW of nuclear capacity to ensure energy security and sovereignty. Nuclear energy is the cheapest, safest and most reliable technology,” he said.

The nuclear procurement will be on an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

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