Eskom insists that nuclear will stabilise SA's power grid

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

Listen to the interview with 702's Stephen Grootes below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Eskom to issue requests for nuclear power proposals before year end

Eskom to issue requests for nuclear power proposals before year end

Parliament has also passed the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill after it failed twice when there were not enough MPs to vote

Corruption at SOE's and Zuma's leadership will influence ratings agencies

Corruption at SOE's and Zuma's leadership will influence ratings agencies

Chief executive at Pan African Holdings, Iraj Abedian, says Government finances are one aspect that will be looked at.

Tegeta wants out of Eskom deal

Tegeta wants out of Eskom deal

EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides looks at the Gupta-owned company wanting to pull out of coal deal with Eskom.

Finance Minister confirms Eskom will head up nuke programme

Finance Minister confirms Eskom will head up nuke programme

Eskom will be in charge of the nuclear procurement programme and the Department of Energy will be the coordinating agent.

South Africa doesn't need nuclear power- energy expert

South Africa doesn't need nuclear power- energy expert

University of Cape Town's Prof. Anton Eberhard says any decision by Eskom to build nuclear power stations would be irrational.

Energy department: Eskom will fund nuclear build on its own

Energy department: Eskom will fund nuclear build on its own

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the money to fund the nuclear energy programme will not come from Treasury.

Government delays nuclear power procurement

Government delays nuclear power procurement

Energy Minister has announced that South Africa will delay tendering for new nuclear power stations.

More consultation needed for nuclear

More consultation needed for nuclear

Minister Joemat-Pettersson would only make an announcement once Cabinet has ironed out various aspects on going nuclear.

Popular articles
 In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the car feature, our very own car guy Tumelo Maketekete shares some tips and tricks to buying a car on a R100 000 budget.

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

[WATCH] Dad uses a drone to pull out son's tooth

Khabazela shares YouTube videos gone viral including a barmaid hitting a colleague who slapped her rear during a routine.

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

[Listen] Lottery responds to Tshepo's fraud claims

Philemon Letwaba says Tshepo's case relates to some of the issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

Celebrity chef Siba Mtongana gets vulnerable, opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Mtongana about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).