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*The latest draft of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has been broadly accepted by many in the energy sector as it provides some clarity regarding the future of South Africa’s energy mix. *
International infrastructure developer, Black & Veatch noted in a statement that while the policy is still open for comment, “it provides sector participants with the opportunity to plan asset investments based on some of the key take-outs, particularly the prominence given to renewables and gas.”
Last week, energy minister Jeff Radebe presented a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Energy the draft IRP. In his presentation, he highlighted the various salient features of the plan. Read more about IRP 2018: 5 things you need to know <www.esi-africa.com/irp-2018-5-things-you-need-to-know/>
He further noted how important the IRP is to the government’s National Development Plan, which highlights the importance of infrastructure in helping the country meet its mid- and long-term economic and social objectives.