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South Africa opens draft IRP energy plan for public comment

South Africa opens draft IRP energy plan for public comment

The draft Integrated Resource Plan setting out how South Africa will seek to ensure security of electricity supply was formally issued by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and will be open to public comments until 23 February.

Energy & Environment 05 January 2024


South Africa to begin new nuclear procurement

South Africa to begin new nuclear procurement

As the second unit at the Koeberg nuclear power plant goes offline for an extended maintenance outage, South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has confirmed it will go ahead with the procurement of 2500 MWe of new nuclear capacity with plans to issue requests for proposals by March 2024.

Nuclear Policies 12 December 2023


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Koeberg 1 back online after milestone outage

Koeberg 1 back online after milestone outage

The pressurised water reactor was synchronised to the South African energy grid on 18 November after nearly a year offline for the replacement of the plant's three original steam generators, a prerequisite for the long-term operation of the plant.

Corporate 20 November 2023


Eskom looks to November restart for Koeberg 1

Eskom looks to November restart for Koeberg 1

South African utility Eskom has announced that unit 1 at its Koeberg nuclear power plant, which has been undergoing a long-term outage for maintenance and steam generator replacement, is now expected to return to service on 3 November. The start of similar work at Koeberg 2 has been postponed to 7 November to ensure that both units are not off line at the same time.

Corporate 18 August 2023


South Africa's Necsa and Russia's TVEL sign nuclear fuel MoU

South Africa's Necsa and Russia's TVEL sign nuclear fuel MoU

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation and Russia's TVEL have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the manufacture of nuclear fuel and its components.

Uranium & Fuel 02 August 2023


In Quotes: Lassina Zerbo on nuclear energy and Africa

In Quotes: Lassina Zerbo on nuclear energy and Africa

In an interview for the World Nuclear News podcast Lassina Zerbo, the former head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and current chairman of the Rwanda Atomic Energy Board, set out his views on the prospects for nuclear energy in Africa in the years ahead.

Nuclear Policies 11 July 2023


HTMR-100 team aim for pebble bed SMR in South Africa

HTMR-100 team aim for pebble bed SMR in South Africa

Stratek Global hopes to produce a pilot plant of the High Temperature Modular Reactor (HTMR-100), which is derived from the South African Pebble Bed Modular Reactor programme.

New Nuclear 23 June 2023


South Africa faces winter loadshedding as Koeberg outage continues

South Africa faces winter loadshedding as Koeberg outage continues

South Africa's power system is severely constrained with a high risk of increased stages of loadshedding as the nation heads into winter, Eskom said this week. Unit 1 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant is expected to return to service in September.

Nuclear Policies 19 May 2023


AFCONE and STUK collaborate on nuclear safeguards in Africa

AFCONE and STUK collaborate on nuclear safeguards in Africa

The African Commission on Nuclear Energy has launched a five-year programme, Uplifting Nuclear Safeguards in Africa, which will have support from the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland and funding from the European Union and Finland.

Regulation & Safety 12 May 2023


Removal of Koeberg steam generators gets under way

Removal of Koeberg steam generators gets under way

The first of Koeberg 1's steam generators has been removed in a project that will see all three of the South African unit's steam generators replaced in anticipation of its extended operation. The steam generators of unit 2 at the plant, near Cape Town, are also to be replaced.

Corporate 22 March 2023