KNEB HOSTS A NUCLEAR ENERGY WEEK AND STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE
By Emmanuel Wandera
Energy CS. Hon. Charles Keter (with a virtual gear) given a virtual tour of a nuclear power plant at the Nuclear Energy week conference exhibition flanked by Energy PS. Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge (seated extreme right), and KNEB Board Member Mr. Joseph Karanja ( Seated extreme left) and KNEB Acting CEO. Eng Collins Juma (seated third right next to the CS)
For three days from 14th to 16th March 2017, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board- brought together different stakeholders Government officials, local and international energy experts, industry, manufacturers, academia, media, energy utilities, as well as representatives from both the East Africa Community (EAC) member states and some of the other countries pursuing nuclear power generation from around the African continent.
This was during the Kenya nuclear energy week and conference organized by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board at Kenyatta International conference centre to discuss nuclear energy development in Kenya and Africa at large.
Over four hundred participants including countries and organizations that have signed partnership agreement to assist Kenya in the development of the country’s nuclear power programme attended the nuclear week. The conference focused on public acceptance, nuclear safety, available nuclear technologies, localization, business opportunities, regulatory framework, vision 2030 energy needs, nuclear careers and opportunities, safety culture, funding and financing.
KENYA SIGNS NUCLEAR POWER PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH SOUTH KOREA
2nd September 2016
Kenya’s plans for nuclear electricity generation by 2027 have received a boost following the signing of a partnership agreement with three top South Korean nuclear power entities.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board(KNEB) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation, (KEPCO), Korea Nuclear Association for International Cooperation(KNAIC) and the KEPCO International Graduate School(K-INGS) was witnessed by Energy & Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Charles Keter. The partnership deal will enable Kenya obtain expertise from Korea by way of capacity building, specialized training and skills development, as well as technical support for its nuclear power programme. In addition, Kenya will obtain firsthand knowledge of South Korea’s nuclear power technology.
SPEECH BY H.E WILLIAM RUTO EGH DURING PRESENTATAION OF THE INTERGRATED NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW REPORT OF KENYA'S NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME BY THE IAEA ON 21ST APRIL 2016
KNEB CONDUCTS MEDIA TRAINING ON NUCLEAR ENERGY REPORTING
For three-days between 28-30 November 2016, journalists drawn from various media houses swapped the pens, microphones and keyboards of the newsrooms for a lecture room setting.
This was during a workshop on reporting nuclear energy, which was organized by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel and Spa, Mombasa County.
More than fifty journalists drawn from various media houses, as well as a representative from the Media Council of Kenya, attended the training. It focused on imparting concepts regarding electricity generation from nuclear energy, economics of nuclear, focus on safety aspects of nuclear power plants. In addition, the training illuminated radiation and its various forms and manifestations, as well as the present status and future outlook for nuclear power generation worldwide and a historical perspective of the three nuclear accidents that have occurred in history: Three Mile Island, New York, USA in 1979; Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986 and Fukushima Da-ichi in Japan in 2011.
Public Lecture on Nuclear Energy
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board wishes to invite its stakeholders and members of public to a nuclear energy talk to be held on Friday, 22nd April 2016 at Strathmore University. IAEA's Deputy Director General, Mr. Mikhail Chudakov will be the Main Speaker.
Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for Kenya’s Nuclear Power Programme
The Government has prioritized energy as a key input in the country’s development process. In its road map towards this objective, the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has set in place plans to substantially expand power generation capacity by more than 5000MWSeptember 2013.
Power will be a key driver in realizing the envisaged annual economic growth of double digits. The demand for the installed capacity will come from the proposed rail, ICT parks and the LAPSSET project. One of the components of the LAPSSETCrude Oil Pipeline from Hoima to Lamu through Lokichar, where tender for a Lead Consultant to carry out a feasibility study, undertake preliminary engineering designs and to supervise implementation of the project, has been advertised with the project schedule tarcompletion in October 2017.
Additional demand will be created by the investments arising from devolution including the targeted universal access to electricity by 2020.