Kenya’s nuclear energy project spills over 2030

A nuclear energy generation plant in France. Kenya’s plan to take this route will take longer following revelations of lengthy approval processes.
 

Photo credit: Philippe Desmazes | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The nuclear power generation plan will now heavily rely on how fast the country will expand its manufacturing sector and encourage establishment of more industries capable of consuming huge levels of power.
  • Nuclear energy, which is capital intensive is billed as among the best base load power sources to power industrial plants and heavy power consumers.

 Kenya’s plan to have a nuclear power plant will now wait beyond the 2030 timeline envisioned when the idea was conceptualised.

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