Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board Description
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is located in Reinsurance Plaza, 6th Flr, Taifa Rd Nairobi. For more information about Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board see the contacts below:
Nuclear Energy programme
Kenya has embarked on a programme to see the country generate 1 GW (1,000 MW) from Nuclear sources between 2020 and 2022. By 2030 Kenya is slated to have installed a capacity of 4 GW of Nuclear energy, generating about 19% of Kenya’s energy needs. Meaning that nuclear power will be the second largest source of energy in Kenya coming only second after geothermal power which is also a clean form of energy.
The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is in charge of spearheading this sector in the country.
Kenya’s nuclear energy bid received a major boost after signing an agreement with the Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO). The company and the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) signed an MoU to cooperate on construction of nuclear projects and sharing expertise. Kenya aims to add nuclear power with a capacity of 4,000 megawatts by 2033. In the deal, South Korea has agreed to train a further three Kenyans in nuclear electricity generation. Collins Juma, the acting chief executive of Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, signed the understanding with four South Korean nuclear institutions in Seoul.
This development comes in the wake of an agreement signed between Kenya’s Ministry of Energy and Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in May 2016 during the visit by President Park Geun-hye to Kenya. That agreement facilitated the exchange of technical information, specialists as well as training opportunities for Kenyans in Korea’s vast nuclear power industry.
KNEB is preparing feasibility study to identify suitable potential sites for nuclear power plants. As part of the partnership with South Korea, 16 Kenya students have been enrolled over the past three years for masters courses in Nuclear Power Engineering.
Other than the agreement with South Korea, Kenya has previously signed nuclear power cooperation pacts with Russia, China and Slovakia. Kenya plans to set up a first nuclear power plant with a capacity of 1000MW by 2027. This is expected to rise to 4000MW by 2033 making nuclear electricity a key component of the country’s energy mix which is projected will be about 20,000MW in total.
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board Contacts
Business Name: Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board
Business Category: Parastatals
Physical Address: Reinsurance Plaza, 6th Flr, Taifa Rd
Address: P.O.Box: 26374 – 00100 Nairobi GPO