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3 reasons for South Africa to reject Grand Inga 3 project

The South African government signed a treaty in 2014, in which it pledged to buy 2,500MW of hydropower per year once the Grand Inga 3 project comes online by 2030.
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ESI Insights: editor’s wrap-up

South Africa dominates the trending headlines in this week’s news wrap-up, says ESI Africa’s editor, Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl – and it’s not surprising as the country’s state-owned utility, Eskom, and the Department of Energy...

ESI Insights | Weekly highlights

On ESI Insights this week, we take a look at the three top stories trending on ESI Africa. One of our top stories covers what the new AMEU President, Refilwe Mokgosi, had to say during...

Resourcefulness governing the utility landscape’s identity

Utility customers and sector executives are in agreement: resourcefulness of energy and water resources is an important objective for the global utility landscape’s sustainability. Originally published in the ESI Africa weekly newsletter on 2018/10/03 –...
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IRP 2018 takes wrong turn with least-cost approach, NIASA

Public comment on South Africa’s revised draft integrated resource plan 2018 (IRP 2018) is well underway and the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is voicing its concerns. Nuclear industry stakeholders are particularly concerned...
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WEBINAR RECORDING | South Africa IRP2018 litmus test

ACCESS THE RECORDING TODAY The South African government’s draft IRP2018 (Integrated Resource Plan), constituting the country’s new electricity roadmap to 2030, has been released for public comment. Previous updates of the 2010 version were not promulgated...

IRP 2018: 5 things you need to know

The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which outlines the country’s national electricity roadmap that includes a dynamic energy mix to meet demand, has recently seen the long-awaited IRP 2018 published and open for public comment. What...
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Bumpy ride ahead for draft IRP2018 energy plan

Last week I wrote about South Africa’s energy minister happily announcing that the long-overdue revised Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2018) would be published for comment on Friday. After another short delay, the document was made public...
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IRP Update: post-2030 outlook remains unclear

The recent publication of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018 highlights a concrete plan leading up to 2030; however, the post-2030 outlook is still to be confirmed based on more detailed studies and analysis....

Wind industry responds to IRP update

SAWEA congratulates the Department of Energy for ensuring that the draft IRP 2018 places emphasis on “least-cost” options to 2030 with the significant new wind, solar PV, and gas allocations. South African minister of energy...

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