Brazil Aims Nuclear Expansion

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced an agreement with specialists for the implementation of new nuclear power plants in Brazil. Nuclear energy share in the Brazilian energy mix is important to reduce the impacts of the water crisis on electricity generation. Brazil has relied on hydro for 80% of its electricity production but due to varying rainfall patterns produced droughts has reduced this to 65% by 2018. Currently, it has two operating reactors and a third reactor is in construction. The country has planned to add another 10 GW in the next 30 years.

Source: World Nuclear News

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