After much anticipation, both the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity and the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) were released by the Department of Energy for comment in November 2016.
The release of these planning documents brings into sharp focus considerations around the makeup of both the energy and electricity mix in South Africa to 2050, including the relative role of major technologies such as renewable energy, gas and nuclear. Central to these considerations is the social, economic and environmental implications of the different energy pathways available to the country, coupled with the likely makeup of energy demand over the next few decades.
With the comments period for both the draft IRP and IEP extended until 31 March 2017, this TLS event will provide an opportunity for NBI members to reflect on key aspects of both the IRP and IEP, to discuss their relative importance within national energy decision making, and to consider specific components of both plans that could be strengthened or adapted prior to their final promulgation.
Please note that this event is for NBI Member Companies only and seating is limited.