The Department of Energy (DoE) has formally launched the much-anticipated public-consultation phase for the formulation of an Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) for South Africa, which it says should be published during the course of 2014. In July Cabinet endorsed a draft Integrated Energy Planning Report, which is providing the basis for the current set of consultations. The engagements began in Johannesburg on September 25 and will be taken to Cape Town and Durban, as well as to some other provincial centres during the course of October.
The publication of an IEP is a requirement of the National Energy Act of 2008, but South Africa has hitherto not had a fully consulted IEP as envisaged in the legislation, despite having published an Integrated Resource Plan for electricity in early 2011. Read on Engineering News >