We’re looking at R100 billion per unit… I’m weary of quoting numbers…— David Nicholls, Eskom
I’d be naïve to say I can guarantee there won’t be any corruption, but we’re going to do an open tender process. The bids will be evaluated against criteria that needs the support of the National Treasury.— David Nicholls, Eskom
If you believe that wind and a bit of gas is cost affective then surely it has worked somewhere else in the world?— David Nicholls, Eskom
Splitting atoms to create electricity…
There are currently intense debates raging around whether or not South Africa should build more nuclear power stations.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
…the more nuclear the less greenhouse gases and the lower the costs…— David Nicholls, Eskom
A plant like Koeberg should last at least 60 years.— David Nicholls, Eskom
No-one has given me a chequebook and said ‘go out and build a plant’.— David Nicholls, Eskom
You would end up with 50% of the grid being nuclear…— David Nicholls, Eskom
The lowest cost options are driven by nuclear.— David Nicholls, Eskom
PV [solar] does nothing for you during the evening peak.— David Nicholls, Eskom
What people want is a stable power supply.— David Nicholls, Eskom
Quoting costs without referring to when it’s generated is not very useful.— David Nicholls, Eskom
The cost of storage hasn’t moved.— David Nicholls, Eskom
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