Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) is likely to settle on a suitable location for proposed nuclear power plant in two years, chief executive Collins Juma said on Tuesday.
The agency is presently screening 10 potential sites it has mapped out around Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana for the proposed 1,000-megawatt plant slated for commissioning in 2027.
“We have not been able to complete the site analysis, but hopefully in the next two years we should be able to pin-point that this is the place that we want to put the nuclear power plant,” KNEB board chief executive Collins Juma said on the sidelines of a sensitisation forum organised by the Consumers Federation of Kenya in Nairobi. “Siting takes a long time (given the risks involved). It is not something you can do for six months or one year. A detailed site analysis takes almost three years.”