IRP Government Gazzette 2023

South Africa scales back renewable ambitions in revised electricity blueprint

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Issue 498 - 18 Jan 2024 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 7 minute read

The latest version of the South African government’s Integrated Resource Plan, issued in early January and now open for public feedback, advocates the longer-term use of coal-fired power plants and reduces renewables’ role in the overall energy mix, prompting a strong reaction from industry observers, as critics claim it will set back the energy transition, writes Tonderayi Mukeredzi.

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