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Increasing nuclear power plants resilience with dry-cooling

Submitted by Élyse Fournier 10th August 2017 3:52
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Eskom

Summary

In southern parts of the world, rising temperatures may be a significant challenge for assuring the well-functioning of thermal and nuclear power plants cooling systems. Eskom, the South Africa's power utility, made a strategic decision in the 80s to invest in dry cooling as a response to water scarcity in the country. More recently, Eskom recognized in its corporate climate change strategy that dry-cooling technologies might be a short-term adaptation solution to projected reductions in freshwater resources due to climate change for its new thermal power plants.

At a Glance

Country: South Africa
Industry sector: Generation
Type of resources: Coal
Type of energy: Electricity
Adaptation type: Management Design and operation standards, guidelines, tools and schedules
Organization: Eskom
Organization type: Utility