Ill-considered, Rushed and Presumptuous? ISS comment on the IRP 12 May 2010.

The closing date for registering to participate in one of the biggest energy-related policy processes in South Africa, the national Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2, was last Monday 3 May 2010.
The process is to set the electricity planning agenda for 25 years; determining the role for renewable energy, nuclear energy, coal-fired power, the independent power producers and thus the role of Eskom, imports, and the country’s carbon reduction commitments. The policy will also likely hold implications for the region, in which South African energy interests are invested and Eskom’s tentacles gripped. But there are several aspects to the formation of the IRP2 that already look problematic…

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