New Nuclear Plants Planned to Combat South African Energy Crisis

Government has approved the Integrated Resource Plan which utilise coal, renewable energy and gas while providing "an extension of the design life" to the Koeberg power plant, as well as additional new nuclear capacity in the future, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has said. This comes as embattled power utility Eskom re-introduced power rationing in the form of load-shedding amid a court bid to recover the U.S.$4.65 billion cash bailout it received from the government and to raise a further U.S.$2.7 billion by increasing electricity prices.

  • South Africa:  Mantashe Unveils Details of IRP2019

    SAnews.gov.za, 18 October 2019

    Cabinet's approval of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) will provide much-needed certainty to a critical area of the economy, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede… Read more »

Photo: Eskom

Koeberg nuclear power station (file photo).

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