Country:South Africa
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation
Agency:Department of Energy
Legal References:Government Notice No. R. 400 6 May 2011

The Integrated Resource Plan- Electricity 2010 (IRP 2010) supersedes the 2001 Energy Security Master Plan for Electricity.  IRP2010 determines the demand profile for electricity over the next 20 years and details how this demand can be most effectively met from different sources, such as nuclear energy, coal, gas and renewable energy. It includes:

*~35% energy efficiency improvement is built into this IRP based on the reducing energy intensities which are used to determine the future energy demand.

*The Balanced scenario provides for a 30% reduction in carbon emissions compared to the least Cost scenario and requiring only 8% additional funding compared to the least Cost scenario. Also it is estimated that price in the Balanced scenario will be 106 Price path peak (cents/kWh).

The IRP should be revised by the Department of Energy (DoE) every two years.

Related policies:Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP)

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