Nuclear energy in South Africa
Two reactors located at the Koeberg nuclear power station accounts for around 5% of South Africa's electricity production. Spent fuel is disposed of at Vaalputs Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in the Northern Cape.
The 2010 Integrated Resource Plan envisages building 9,600 MWe of new nuclear power capacity, by a programme of between six and eight new nuclear power plants. The government is considering the practicality and financing of such a programme.
In 2008 Max Lee, CEO of Eskom, announced Eskom plans to build 20 GW of nuclear power by 2025; the first station with a capacity of between 3,300 and 4,000 MW could be completed by 2017. However the investment decision to go ahead with this was not made.
- South African nuclear program
- South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
- Nuclear power stations in South Africa
- List of nuclear reactors in South Africa
- As at 2011.
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