Timeline

Cool Timeline

1993
1993

1993

South Africa starts developing the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) together with international partners.

2006
2006

2006

SA government announced that it was considering building an additional conventional nuclear plant, possibly at Koeberg.

2007
2007

2007

Eskom board approves a plan in early 2007 to double the country’s generation capacity to 80GWe by 2025

2007

2007-2008

In late 2007 to early 2008, Eskom was hit by supply constraints, which resulted in loadshedding and subsequently sparked a nationwide drive to decrease electricity demand.

2008
2008

2008

Procurement process of Nuclear-1, a turn-key project, kicked off and Areva’s EPR and Westinghouse AP1000 were short-listed.

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