No additional nuclear in SA's electricity plan, government punts renewable energy

No additional nuclear in SA's electricity plan, government punts renewable energy

Aug 27 2018 10:08

Government has thrown its weight behind renewable energy in the new integrated resources plan (IRP).

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe on Monday gazetted the long-awaited IRP. Radebe had met with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Friday to finalise the IRP.

The policy outlines South Africa’s electricity plan given the demand outlook up to 2030, Radebe explained.

The plan will see no increase in use of nuclear energy up until the year 2030, Radebe confirmed. There will be detailed technical analysis to see how much may be needed post 2030- up until 2050, he said. “Up until 2030 there is no envisaged increase.” ....

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