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ANALYSIS: The cost of nuclear electricity in SA

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by Chris Yelland CEng, investigative editor, EE Publishers

A new study by EE Publishers looks at the initial capital cost as well as the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) generated by the proposed 9,6 GW new-nuclear build in South Africa.

This study estimates an initial overnight capital cost (including owner’s development costs, but excluding interest during construction) of the 9,6 GW new-nuclear build at US $50bn (R776bn at a rate of exchange of $1 = R14).

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