2037

NUCLEAR DE­LAY

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

South Africa has delayed the start of its nuclear power plant build pro­gramme by 15 years, and now only plans on bring­ing nuclear power on stream in 2037. The an­nounce­ment, made on 22 Novem­ber, came amid con­cerns over the high cost of nuclear plants amid stalled lo­cal en­ergy de­mand. The new draft In­te­grated Re­source Plan now aims to in­crease nuclear power out­put by just 1 359 megawatts (MW) by 2037, com­pared with the pre­vi­ous tar­get of 9 600MW by 2030. Some 20 385MW of nuclear en­ergy was ex­pected to be on­line by 2050.

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