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South Africa To Invite Bids For New Nuclear Power Plants

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa, which has the continent's only nuclear power station, has earmarked nuclear expansion as the centrepiece of a plan to increase power generation to ease the country's reliance on an ageing fleet of coal-fired plants and has asked Eskom to procure an additional 9,600 megawatts (MW) of capacity.

South Africa’s Nuclear Plan Gaining Ground

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa’s nuclear plan is gaining ground. The nuclear new build programme will be spearheaded by a joint procurement team consisting of Eskom and South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). Eskom will be the owner operator and procurer for nuclear power plants, while Necsa will be owner operator and procurer for nuclear fuel cycle and multi-purpose reactors. This decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting held last week, ending weeks of speculation on the matter.

South Africa Signs Loan Deals for Wind Project

Eskom signed two loan agreements totalling 365 million US dollars with the African Development Bank on Sunday, which will enable it to implement a renewable wind and solar generator, the electricity parastatal said.

Power Utility in South Africa Secures Billions for Coal-Fired Power Station

This is a statement of confidence by the US agency in Eskom, and in South Africa and an acknowledgement of the criticality of clean coal in Eskom's fleet