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“We plan to issue the request for proposal for a 2,500 MW nuclear programme at end of March 2022 and complete the procurement in 2024 to support the economic reconstruction and recovery plan and ensure security of energy supply,” Nobhule Pamela said in an address to the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to a copy of her speech.
Last month, South Africa’s energy regulator backed a long-term government plan to build new nuclear power units, a move that could help see the construction of new nuclear reactors as part of the government’s drive to end power shortages and decarbonise electricity generation.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Friday, 24 September 2021
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/deputy-minister-confirms-plans-for-2-500-mw-of-new-nuclear-9-4-2021