According to the Information received from Eskom
a) Relevant details of the 56 MW nuclear project under the private or non-DMRE REIPPP programme.
This is an Eskom Holdings Steam Generator Replacement (SGR) project. The Grid Access Unit within Distribution processed an application received from Koeberg Nuclear Power Station (KNPS) to increase its power output.
The existing KNPS operating licence expires in 2024, and its continued operation thereafter depends on critical refurbishments which include among other things, the SGR project.
The conclusion of the project will add 20 operational years to the KNPS and increase its power output by approximately 56 MW.
(b) Reason that the project is a private REIPPPP project
All projects that are not participating in the government-regulated generation capacity procurement programme managed by the IPP Office in the DMRE, are considered private REIPPPP projects.
The IPP Office is the sole procurer of generation capacity required for the growth of the economy on behalf of the government.
Therefore, the Eskom nuclear project is not part of the regulated generation capacity procurement programme under the IPP Office.
Remarks: Approved / Not Approved
Jacky Molisane PJ Gordhan, MP
Acting Director-General Minister