Egypt to send nuclear law to IAEA

12 December 2007
Egypt’s Electricity & Energy Minister Hassan Younis says the country’s draft nuclear law will be sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in January.

The IAEA will determine whether the law is in line with international legislation.

The ministry has formed a joint-working group with the IAEA.

Younis says conventional power sources meet 86 per cent of Egyptian demand.

He adds Egypt is producing 310 MW of power using wind turbines.

The country’s first solar-hybrid plant at Khureimat is due to begin operation in 2010.

The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company recently said that it may issue a tender for the consultancy on its nuclear power plants before the end of the year.

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