The Department of Energy is developing an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2) to meet long term electricity needs in South Africa. The plan is now in an advanced stage and a draft Electricity Plan (IRP2010) has been released for public comment.

Idasa, WWF-SA, Groundwork, Green Connection, SAFCEI, and ERC are collaborating to host a series of roundtables with civil society to discuss the draft outcomes of the IRP 2 modelling process and its implications for all South Africans.

The aim of the roundtables will be to share information, and exchange perspectives on the draft IRP2 document released for comment.

The proposed dates are as follows:

Location Date Venue
Cape Town 


20th October 2010 


Idasa offices, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town, 

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Durban 22nd October Diakonia Conference Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban 

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Polokwane 1st November To be confirmed.
Pretoria 2nd November Idasa National Office 

Kutlwanong Democracy Centre, corner of Visagie and Prinsloo Streets.

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Upington 4th November To be confirmed.

More information will be posted as it is available. If you would like to attend please RSVP with Louise Tait ( as soon as possible.

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