Nuclear energy in Kenya
In September 2010 Former Energy and Petroleum Ministry PS Patrick Nyoike announced that Kenya aims to build a 1,000 MW nuclear power plant between 2017 and 2022. The projected cost using South Korean technology is US$3.5 billion. Nuclear and renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar and geothermal plants could play a major role in helping Kenya achieve middle income status, as the reduction of carbon emissions becomes a higher priority.
Nuclear Energy programme
Kenya has embarked on a programme to see the country generate 1 GW (1,000 MW) from Nuclear sources between 2020 and 2022. By 2030 Kenya is slated to have installed a capacity of 4 GW of Nuclear energy, generating about 19% of Kenya's energy needs. Meaning that nuclear power will be the second largest source of energy in Kenya coming only second after geothermal power which is also a clean form of energy.
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is in charge of spearheading this sector in the country.
- 15 students sponsored by Government of Kenya (GoK) for Masters in Nuclear Science at The University of Nairobi
- 11 Kenyan students currently studying at The KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School (KINGS) under sponsorship by both the Government of Korea and Kenya.
- 11 more scholarships are being offered for Kenyan students to study nuclear operations in Slovakia.
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- Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board
- Renewable Energy Portal (Kenya)
- Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (Kenya)
- Energy Regulatory Commission (Kenya)
- Geothermal Development Company (Kenya)
- Kenya Power
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