Nuclear energy is one of the energies that Kenya seeks to adopt to add into the national grid which is with a current capacity of about 1,700MW. Though the project has faced a myriad of opposition, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), the body established to see to the development and establishment of nuclear energy in Kenya, is positive to have a nuclear plant set by 2022.
Speaking to Kenya Engineer, an official from KNEB confirms that the feasibility study on the nuclear project is complete and awaits to be tabled before the parliamentary energy committee.
Last month (July) trainees from Kenyan institutions who are involved in developing the country’s nuclear power programme completed the IAEA supported training programme at the Nuclear Power Institute of Texas A&M University. IAEA was working on the pre-feasibility study together with the nuclear authority.
The Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom co-hosted an African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) Integrated Nuclear Workshop on the sidelines of Future Energy East Africa Conference which took place at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi on November 29-30, 2017. The workshop focused on the benefits and opportunities of nuclear energy and technologies for African nations.
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