Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board conducts screening for nuclear power sites

The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) is conducting a screening exercise for potential sites for the development of nuclear power plants in the country. Initial plans indicate that locations around Lake Victoria, Lake Turkana and the Indian Ocean have been earmarked as potential sites due to their proximity to water sources. The Kenyan government has mandated the KNEB to fast-track the implementation of the planned 1,000 MW nuclear power project. Reportedly, Russia, China and South Korea will assist in the construction of Kenya’s first nuclear power plant which will come up by 2027. The project is part of Kenya’s Vision 2030, which aims to have 16,000 MW of installed power generation capacity vis-à-vis the current 2,300 MW.