The Department of Energy has published the full 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for public comment.
The plan was officially approved by the cabinet on Thursday (17 October), and is expected to be made available for public comment shortly.
In a presentation on Friday (18 October), energy minister Gwede Mantashe outlined the 10-year outlook of the plan, which includes the blueprint for South Africa’s envisaged energy mix.
Mantashe said that the plan will include a diversified mix pulling power from coal, solar, wind, hydro and nuclear stations.
The full document includes a breakdown of expectations beyond 2030, as well as the more technical analysis of South Africa’s electricity capacity.
Update: a previous version of the IRP was mistakenly gazetted by government – the correct version of the document is below: