In a previously confidential report to government, Eskom has said the forecasts for future electricity demand in the draft IRP were too high and could result in too much new power being commissioned.
There are still strategic concerns around the proposed IRP 2018, write Prabhat Upadhyaya & Louise Scholtz of WWF South Africa.
Low-cost renewable energy offered Eskom a game-changing opportunity to help the cash-strapped utility save money, the Energy Portfolio Committee has heard.
Struggling to wrap your head around the new draft Integrated Resource Plan? Here are the key figures, deadlines and milestones you need to know.
The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.
Though the new draft IRP is a vast improvement on that of 2010, thanks to a "least-cost" scenario, the plan still sticks to electricity projections that are far too high, the portfolio committee has heard.
South Africa’s nuclear industry will ask government to bring back the 9.6GW of nuclear energy into the country’s energy mix.
Although the new Integrated Resource Plan is seen as a big improvement, its pricing structure, especially concerning new coal stations, is seen as implausible.
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