The South African energy supply is dominated by coal which constituted 69% of the primary energy supply in 2016, followed by crude oil with 14% and renewables with 11%. Nuclear contributed 3% while natural gas contributed 3% to the total primary supply during the same period. The primary energy supply in this case includes indigenous production and imported sources less exported quantities.
South Africa’s energy ministry in June began consultations with industry on preparations for a proposed 2,500 Mw nuclear power plant building programme. Known as a Request for Information, the objective is to get some idea of the cost, possible ownership structures, cost recovery, the end-user cost and sustainability of the nuclear programme.
Koeberg nuclear power station is the only nuclear power station in South Africa and contains two 900 Mw uranium pressurized water reactors.
Speakers and panellist include:
- Zizamele Mbambo, Deputy Director General, Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy
- Bismark Mzubanzi Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear Regulator
- Dave Nicholls, Chairman, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA)
-Riedewaan Bakardien, Chief Nuclear Officer, Eskom
- Gaopalelwe Santswere, President, African Young Generation Nuclear
- Elina Teplinsky, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
The format of the webinar will include presentations, discussions and participants can ask questions live to the speakers and panellist. A post-webinar report will also be provided to all participants. The report will summaries the discussions and key takeaways from the webinar.
NBP Conversations a series of online webinars aimed at driving nuclear energy developments in Asia, India and Africa.