Eskom calls for urgent ‘guidance’ on its role in energy plan

Engineering News 22 May 2012.

The head of State-owned power utility Eskom has called for urgent “guidance” from Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on the implementation of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, including the role that Eskom will play in the execution of the plan, which runs from 2010 to 2030.

The State-owned utility said greater certainty was required if South Africa was to avoid the “mistake” of the recent past, when it began adding new capacity “too late” to meet growing demand…

(Editorial note: There he goes again, ‘baseload = coal or nuclear’)