The demise of SA’s nuclear reactor project is a case study in a missed opportunity, given that the US and China continue to make progress in this regard.

The updated integrated resource plan (IRP 2023) includes small modular nuclear reactors as part of SA’s bid to address the continuing energy challenges.

The IRP is an important policy document for the country’s energy planning. It may be time to look at the not-so-distant past and reflect on what happened to SA’s own high-temperature, small nuclear reactor project, the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR).

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