South Africa plans 9,600mw nuclear power

A nuclear plant in Iran used to illustrate the story
A nuclear plant in Iran used to illustrate the story

South Africa is planning a proposal by the end of the month to add 9,600 megawatts of nuclear power to the national grid, a senior energy official said on Wednesday.

Thabane Zulu, director general at the Department of Energy, told reporters in Cape Town that the discussions were ongoing with the Treasury about the costs of the plants.

But analysts have estimated it could cost more than $100 billion.


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