Eskom submits application to extend nuclear plant’s life

Eskom, South Africa’s state electricity utility, has submitted its so-called safety case application to keep Africa’s sole nuclear power plant open, the National Nuclear Regulator said.

Eskom wants to extend the life of the 1 800 megawatt Koeberg power plant near Cape Town by another 20 years from 2024.

The NNR, which commented in a statement on Wednesday, said the application had been made within prescribed timelines.

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