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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

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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.

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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.

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