INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN 2018

The IRP is SA’s energy blueprint for the next 20 years. As citizens who have foot the bill for corruption through astronomical electricity prices it is important for you to have your say on which energy supply SA should invest in. 

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The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is the long-term plan about the energy mix and associated electricity generation capacity required to meet demand. The IRP entails predicting how much power South Africa will need and how this should be produced. It assesses power generation technologies – coal, nuclear, gas, hydro, wind, biogas and solar power. It applies scenario modelling with input parameters sourced from Eskom System Operator and other areas such as economic indicators and policy considerations and sets out a base plan from the least-cost power generation options. This plan is produced by the Department of Energy, in consultation Eskom, industry players and research houses.

The IRP 2018 is South Africa’s energy blueprint for the next 20 years. As citizens who have foot the bill for corruption through astronomical electricity prices it is important for you to have your say on which energy supply SA should invest in. OUTA believes that SA should move away from coal towards renewable energy. However, this move should be done cautiously without compromising electricity supply.

Read our submission to the Portfolio Committee on Energy and the Department of Energy here:


 

Eskom uses over 90 million tons of coal per annum    

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