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Newly appointed director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Jacob Mbele.
Newly appointed director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Jacob Mbele.
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While there is mounting pressure for the government to update its blueprint for the country's energy mix, the existing plan is not outdated nor irrelevant, says director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Jacob Mbele.

The newly appointed director-general on Thursday addressed a virtual dialogue about balancing the electricity system. The dialogue is part of a series on energy hosted by the Presidential Climate Commission (PCC).

Mbele acknowledged that the power system is currently constrained.

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