Govt to build 2,000MW nuclear power plant
- Mar 17, 2023 11:13 am GMT
Speaking at the African Nuclear Business Platform in
'The nuclear project comes at a critical time when nations are dealing with how to ensure energy security for social economic development.
He also explained that the changing weather patterns mean that hydropower is no longer very reliable.
'This prompted me to direct the ministry of energy to diversify the energy mix to develop all the available energy resources including nuclear energy,' he added.
The President revealed that even if
'We shall soon be generating about 2,100MW of hydro power, but this very little if it was not for the use of biomass and solar energy,' he added.
The nuclear power plant to be built by
Speaking at the same ceremony, the Prime Minister, Ms Robinah Nabbanja, said: 'The nuclear energy is one of the options to enable
'The government concluded the feasibility studies for introducing nuclear power in the electricity generation mix in 2019 and the government is committed to enhance the legal and institutional framework for nuclear energy to strengthen the energy sector,' she added.
The State Minister for Energy and
He further noted that the government is to set up a centre of nuclear excellence at
He said: 'Today (yesterday), we are going to sign a memorandum of understanding with
According to the ministry of Energy, the power from nuclear power projects is anticipated to be added to the national grid by 2031.
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