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Final: Programme and presenters: Draft IRP 2018 Workshop and Stakeholder Engagement – Fri 5 Oct 2018

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*Dear Colleague*
You, your colleagues, business associates, friends and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend a *stakeholder engagement workshop *on the* Draft Electricity Resource Plan IRP 2018*, hosted by *EE Publishers*, *SAPVIA* and other relevant and interested industry associations and professional institutes, at the *Axiz Auditorium,* International Business Gateway, c/o New Rd and 6th St, Midrand, Johannesburg, on Friday 5 October 2018, from 09h00 to 13h00.
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*Stakeholder engagement workshop on Draft Integrated Resource Plan IRP 2018 *
*Final invitation and presenters:*
*Draft IRP 2018 Workshop *
*and Stakeholder engagement *

*SAPVIA <www.sapvia.co.za>, EE Publishers <www.ee.co.za> *and other interested and relevant industry associations and professional institutes are hosting and facilitating an open workshop on the
*Draft Integrated Resource Plan IRP 2018 for electricity*
The workshop will assist stakeholders and participants in understanding, preparing, formalising and making input to *Draft IRP 2018* , which is open for public comment and response for a period of 60 days until *Thursday 25 October 2018* i.e. 60 days from 27 August 2018.
*DATE:* 5 October 2018 *TIME:* 08h00 for 09h00 to 13h00 with a light networking lunch thereafter till 14h00 *VENUE: **Axiz Auditorium <www.google.co.za/maps/dir/”/axiz/@-25.9795181,28.1201295,16z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x1e956e3abb4ffafd:0xf805c31fb5335e11!2m2!1d28.125411!2d-25.9762975>* , International Business Gateway, c/o New Rd & 6th St, Midrand *COST:* R150 per person, payable at the door, to cover teas, lunch and refreshments.
*Download the Draft IRP 2018 here <www.energy.gov.za/IRP/irp-update-draft-report2018/IRP-Update-2018-Draft-for-Comments.pdf> *

* Register online here to attend the IRP 2018 workshop <www.ee.co.za/article/registration-workshop-on-draft-irp-2018.html>* *Programme*
08h00 – 09h00: *Registration, tea, coffee*
09h00 – 09h10: *Niveshen Govender* SAPVIA: Welcome and introduction
09h10 – 09h30: *Jacob Mbele*, DoE: IRP 2018 overview; economic & growth assumptions
09h30 – 09h40: *Jarrad Wright*, CSIR: Renewable energy build constraints
09h40 – 09h50: *Keith Bowen*, Eskom planning: Technology cost assumptions
09h50 – 10h00: *Karen Breytenbach* (TBC), IPP Office: Role of IPPs: RE, coal and gas
10h00 – 10h10: *Bernard Magoro*, Eskom National Control: Grid integration costs
10h10 – 10h20: *Dave Collins*, Mac Consulting: CO2, water & environmental constraints
10h20 – 10h30: *Prof Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz*, UJ: Job creation & policy adjustments
10h30 – 11h00: *Tea break and refreshments*
11h00 – 12h50: *Shaun Nel*, Eton.io: Facilitation of audience interaction, & summary
12h50 – 13h00: *Chris Yelland*, EE Publishers: Wrap-up, thanks and conclusion
13h00 – 14h00: *Light lunch and refreshments*
*Background*
An Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is a rational, mechanistic, techno-economic planning process that determines the optimal mix of generation technologies and capacities, at least cost to the economy, necessary to meet the projected demand for electricity in the years ahead, with defined reliability and security of supply.
In addition to considering the least cost scenario, an IRP also considers a number of additional scenarios to meet various government policy and socio-economic requirements and constraints. Such constraints may include: annual limits on new build for various generation technologies based on the industry capacity to deliver; meeting carbon emission reduction commitments; meeting applicable environmental laws and regulations; minimisation of water usage; maximisation of job creation; etc.
The various additional “constrained” scenarios detailed above are each costed to enable government and the public to understand the additional cost, over and above the least cost scenario, so as to enable a proper cost-benefit evaluation of the various constraints or policy adjustments applied in the various scenarios modelled.
The modelling process employed in the Draft IRP 2018 is based on a number of macro-economic assumptions such as GDP growth, energy intensity, electricity demand, rate of exchange, weighted average cost of capital, etc. In addition the Draft IRP 2018 considers the full input costs of the different generation technologies, including capital costs for construction and grid integration; construction time; and all fixed and variable operating and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the plant; etc.
An important part of the promulgation of the Draft IRP 2018 is the public participation process enabling stakeholders, organisations and the public to review, understand and make input to the various assumptions used in the Draft IRP 2018, as well as to have a say in the evaluation of the costs and benefits of the various scenarios modelled and other policy interventions.

*Download the Draft IRP 2018 here <www.energy.gov.za/IRP/irp-update-draft-report2018/IRP-Update-2018-Draft-for-Comments.pdf>Register online here to attend the IRP 2018 Workshop <www.ee.co.za/article/registration-workshop-on-draft-irp-2018.html>*

*Further information*
For further information, please contact:
*Charmaine Manicom, *event manager, charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za

*Chris Yelland* Managing director
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