Nuclear Power: Alternative Energy Source for Uganda

  • Afam Uzorka Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda
Keywords: Africa, Energy, Nuclear power, Uganda.

Abstract

Uganda will be able to use its uranium deposits to generate electricity using nuclear power. With the ever increasing demand, it is envisaged that nuclear power will play an increasing role in the future energy supply. This study identify the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy and recommended that Nuclear energy will be a future option for generating low carbon electricity for not only Uganda but the entire African region.

References

[1] T. Neil. “How nuclear power-generating reactors have evolved since their birth in the 1950s”. Internet: https://theconversation.com/how-nuclear-power-generating-reactors-have-evolved-since-their-birth-in-the-1950s-36046, May 20, 2015 [Aug. 31, 2016].
[2] D. Paul. “Where will nuclear power plants of the future be built?” Internet: https://theconversation.com/where-will-nuclear-power-plants-of-the-future-be-built-41874, May 18, 2015 [Aug. 31, 2016].
[3] W. Luke. “Uranium can power Uganda’s growth, but at what cost?”. Internet:
http://www.oilinuganda.org/features/economy/uranium-can-power-ugandas-growth-but-at-what-cost.html, June 10, 2015 [Aug. 31, 2016].
[4] The East Africa News . “Uganda to invest in power from uranium”. Internet: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/business/Uganda-to-invest-in-power-from-uranium-/2560-2340182-bq3ma7z/index.html, June 7, 2014 [Sept. 01, 2016]
[5] Chimreport Uganda . “Iran Expedite Plans for Nuclear Energy”. Internet:
http://www.chimpreports.com/uganda-iran-expedite-plans-for-nuclear-energy, Feb. 4, 2016 [Sept. 01, 2016].
[6] O. Thomas. “Workshop on Energy Assessments and Pre-feasibility/Feasibility Studies for a Nuclear Power Programme”, Internet: https://www.iaea.org/NuclearPower/Downloadable/Meetings/2014/2014-03-17-03-21-WS-INIG/DAY3/COUNTRY/Uganda.pdf, June 7, 2015 [Sept. 20, 2016]
[7] W. Luke. “The risks and benefits of going nuclear”. Internet:
http://www.oilinuganda.org/features/infrastructure/the-risks-and-benefits-of-going-nuclear.html, Jan. 6, 2016 [Aug. 31, 2016].
[8] Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, “Strategic Investment Plan 2014/15 – 2018/19”, page 101.
[9] Energypedia. “Uganda Energy Situation”. Internet:
https://energypedia.info/wiki/Uganda_Energy_Situation, Dec. 9, 2015 [Aug. 31, 2016].
[10] PWC. ”Uganda budget”. Internet: http://www.pwc.com/en_UG/ug/assets/pdf/uganda-budget-2013.pdf, Aug. 5, 2013 [Sept. 01, 2016].
[11] W. Gary. “The case for nuclear power – despite the risks”. Internet: https://theconversation.com/the-case-for-nuclear-power-despite-the-risks-41552, May 19, 2015 [Aug. 31, 2016].
Published
2016-11-18
Section
Articles