South Africa Moves Ahead With It Nuclear Energy Program

By Ann Brown Published: January 25, 2015, 9:00 pm

According to the South African government, it is making headway its nuclear energy-building program. “South Africa continues to make significant progress with various prospective nuclear-vendor countries towards the expansion in the nuclear energy development program based on a sustainable energy mix,” the Presidency said.

“This program is premised on the country’s Nuclear Energy Policy of 2008, the Nuclear Energy Act 46 of 1999 and the Integrated Resource Plan adopted in 2011, the high office said,” reports Star Africa.

The Presidency added: “The National Development Plan enjoins us to do thorough investigations on various aspects of the nuclear power generation program before a procurement decision is taken.

“These policy prescripts are meant to add 9,600 megawatts of electricity to the national electricity grid and ensure that we keep the lights on in a sustainable manner.”


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