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Dismissive of 2037 nuclear timeline in IRP base case, Eskom to release RFP by year-end

Engineering News – ONLINE

22 November 2016

State-owned power utility Eskom indicated on Tuesday that it planned to move ahead with a controversial request for proposals (RFP) for nuclear before the end of 2016, despite the base case in a draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update indicating that the first reactor would only be required by 2037.

Speaking at the long-awaited release of the draft IRP base case, head of generation Matshela Koko dismissed arguments that the base case lowered the urgency for the issuance of the nuclear tender.  Read more here…

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