Eskom to issue requests for nuclear power proposals before year end

Eskom has gone ahead and issued a request for proposals for nuclear power despite a new energy timeline suggesting that South Africa will only need nuclear power by 2037.

EWN Parliamentary correspondent, Gaye Davis, says Eskom head of generations Matshela Koko said the call for new proposals will be announced before end of the year.

Koko said in order for South Africa to cut its carbon emissions there should be nuclear power in place by 2025.

Koko, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and top department officials were briefing Members of Parliament on the updated integrated draft energy plan (IEP) and integrated resource plan (IRP).

Listen to Gaye Davis below to hear more about the proceedings in Parliament today...

Parliament has also passed the crucial Division of Revenue Amendment Bill after it failed two times when there were not enough Members of Parliament to vote.

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