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'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has said there is "no immediate crisis" from the expiry of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the USA. Utility Eskom is relying on the return to service of Koeberg 1 later this year to help tackle ongoing capacity constraints.

Corporate 03 February 2023


Eskom 'up to the challenge' as Koeberg outages approach

Eskom 'up to the challenge' as Koeberg outages approach

Eskom Group Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said the company will do whatever it can to meet the daunting capacity challenges facing South Africa, even as the company's two nuclear units at Koeberg face extended outages over the next 12 months.

Corporate 17 November 2022


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Koeberg licence extension needed to ensure system stability, says Eskom report

Koeberg licence extension needed to ensure system stability, says Eskom report

Delays to the life extension of the Koeberg nuclear power plant would severely constrain South Africa's power system, according to Eskom's annual review of the adequacy of the integrated power system to meet requirements.

Regulation & Safety 08 November 2022


Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Nuclear 'gaining traction' as option in many African countries, says IAEA

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


Eskom submits safety case to extend Koeberg’s operation

Eskom submits safety case to extend Koeberg’s operation

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator says it has received the safety case from Eskom in support of its application to extend the operational life of the Koeberg nuclear power plant beyond its current licence term of 40 years.

Regulation & Safety 28 July 2022


End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

End of Koeberg outage to ease South African grid pressure

The return to service next month of unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant will help to reduce pressure on South Africa's constrained power system, state-owned utility Eskom says. The return to service of the unit, which has been offline for refuelling and maintenance, will support utility efforts to reduce loadshedding and meet high demand as the country moves into winter.

Energy & Environment 12 May 2022


Review of Koeberg extension plans completed by IAEA team

Review of Koeberg extension plans completed by IAEA team

The ten experts focused on aspects essential to safe Long Term Operation of the two units at South Africa's nuclear power plant - operator Eskom wants to extend their lives by 20 years to 2045, which will give a total operational lifetime of 60 years.

Regulation & Safety 31 March 2022


Nuclear features in South Africa infrastructure plan

Nuclear features in South Africa infrastructure plan

The South African government has published the first phase of its National Infrastructure Plan 2050. The plan aims to create a foundation for achieving the vision of inclusive growth under the National Development Plan, with energy one of four critical network sectors addressed in this phase.
 

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2022


Koeberg 2 steam generator replacement postponed

Koeberg 2 steam generator replacement postponed

South African utility Eskom has deferred the replacement of three steam generators at unit 2 of its Koeberg nuclear power plant until its next planned outage in August 2023. The move was made due to concerns the reactor would not be returned to service after the current outage in time for the high-demand winter period.

Corporate 04 March 2022


South Africa seeks proposals for new research reactor

South Africa seeks proposals for new research reactor

Necsa - the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation - has released a Request for Information for the Multipurpose Reactor to replace the 56-year-old Safari-1 research reactor located at Pelindaba.

New Nuclear 07 February 2022