WWF South Africa Energy Planning Workshop, 20 March 2013, 08h30 – 16h30

WWF 12 March 2013.

WWF South Africa will table a draft proposition for renewable energy development in South Africa, at this workshop to inform and discuss stakeholder engagement with energy planning processes, including the second Integrated Energy Plan (IEP2) currently in progress, and revision of the electricity generation plan (IRP2010) in the second half of 2013, as well as climate change response policy implementation.

Relevant government officials have been invited to present progress and reflect on challenges; presenters will include the Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI); Million Climate Jobs Campaign and the NUMSA initiative for social ownership in the renewable energy sector.

This is a participatory event to encourage civil society actions to advance low-carbon and labour-intensive energy development options, including energy access initiatives. Support is available to cover travel costs of key stakeholder representatives: Motivation for payment of specified travel costs should be sent to Jessica@rsvpagency.co.za – a.s.a.p.; latest end 14 March.


SA moves to procure 7 761 MW of baseload IPP power by 2025

Polity.org.za 29 October 2012.

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters reported on Monday that the Department of Energy (DoE) had received “concurrence” from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for a Ministerial determination opening the way for the procurement of 7 761 MW of baseload capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) between now and 2025.

The baseload determination included the prospect of increased power imports, primarily from hydropower schemes in the Southern Africa region…

(Editor’s note: By a simple decree, our Minister of Energy can and has “determined” what we need. This is where we desperately need the Integrated Energy Plan which would inform these sort of ad hoc decisions. I previously said this determination was not in lline with the IRP 2012, however it is in line with the “policy-adjusted” IRP 2010. My apologies. However, I hope sense will prevail as I don;t think we need more coal powered power stations.)

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Integrated Energy Plan DOE presentation to the NCCC 27 July 2012

DOE 27 July 2012.

The DOE is currently involved in developing an Integrated Energy Plan which will be used to inform future Integrated Resource Plans. Stakeholder workshops will be held in September.

Here is the presentation:IEP Process 27 JULY 2012_VERSION ONE