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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.

Nigeria In $20bn Nuclear Power Talks With Russia

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria is in talks with Russia’s Rosatom Corp. to build as many as four nuclear power plants costing about $20 billion as Africa’s biggest economy seeks to add 1,200 megawatts of capacity by the end of the decade.

Africa Looks To Nuclear Power To Light Up Continent

AFRICANGLOBE - At least three African nations are looking to add nuclear power to their grid. Kenya and Nigeria want to establish nuclear energy, and South Africa, the only African nation with nuclear facilities, is looking to expand its capabilities.

For South Africa Nuclear Power a Necessity – Magubane

AFRICANGLOBE - Nuclear power is more of a necessity than an option, says south Africa's Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane.

South Africa: Nuclear Power ‘Will Help Cut Emissions’

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa plans to expand its use of nuclear power in a safe and secure way as a key part of the country's move towards a diversified, low-carbon energy mix, says the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. "If we are serious about diversification towards a low carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natural gas and nuclear power can play in the realisation of that 2030 low carbon energy vision

Nigeria Plans Safety Measures For Nuclear Power

Nigeria's government has stressed its commitment to engage the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and relevant stakeholders, in ensuring safe application of radioactive materials...

Ghana Exploring Nuclear Power to Boost Energy Export Plans

Ghana is exploring a nuclear energy programme in its power mix strategy, as it strives to become a major net exporter of energy in...