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Exploring current trends in nuclear power

Before delving into the topic of current trends in nuclear power, Daniel Butti Njoroge, energy consultant from Kenya, noted that “we live in an environment where there is so much industrial dynamics taking place”.

According to Njoroge, this requires constant improvement, new technologies to see to it that utilities are able to offer the best kind of service to power consumers.

Responding to a question around the trends in nuclear development, he said nuclear power is currently gaining momentum, specifically when looking at the newcomer countries, which have shown interest in adopting nuclear technology into their energy mix.

East Africa’s nuclear power aspirations

“Kenya for example has already shown interest to develop nuclear energy, and we are looking forward to the first pouring of the concrete for nuclear power plants sometime in 2027,” he said.

Njoroge further noted that the kind of arrangement that has been put in place by the government, by the Kenyan populace as well as walking this journey together with other stakeholders including the International Atomic Energy Agency – is one to look out for.

He adds that nuclear power development is inevitable into the energy mix.

Watch the full interview below.

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Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.