SA Government Information

21 May 2012.

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) was published in May 2011 and outlines the required new generation capacity for the next 20 years. The IRP takes into account the different energy carriers required to ensure that stability for the national energy supply, and renewable energy is part of this mix.

In accordance with the IRP, the Request for Proposal (RFP) published in August 2011 provides for the procurement of renewable energy up to 2016. Government acknowledges that the country will suffer the challenge of energy constraints in the next few years. Thus, the procurement of alternative sources of energy from the private sector is motivated by the urgent need for new generation capacity to alleviate the current energy constraints…

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