Roundtable Discussions

Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Potential

Date : 5/12/2008

Speakers : Tarek H. Selim, American University in Cairo

This roundtable discussion presented an economic assessment of Egypt's nuclear energy potential and the critical factors behind Egypt's choice of nuclear technology to help secure its future energy needs. Specifically, this roundtable discussed: 1. The economic feasibility of nuclear energy generation in Egypt;2. The critical factors behind the choice of appropriate nuclear technology and conditions for the efficient utilization of nuclear power; and3. General recommendations regarding nuclear plant operation including capital requirements, capacity constraints, operational conditions and performance expectations.