Eskom intends to issue proposal requests for nuclear power despite the Department of Energy indicating that nuclear energy would only be required in 2037.
According to the Department of Energy's integrated resource programme policy document, nuclear would only be required as part of South Africa's energy mix 20 years from now.
However, Eskom's group executive for generation, Matseka Koko, insists that the policy document only approaches the matter based on a best case scenario regarding the matter.
He also said that commentary regarding the policy document ignores the instability of the grid and nuclear as a viable solution.
Why must we plan on a system that's not stable? The case for nuclear speaks for itself once you look at its merits.— Matsela Koko, Eskom
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