South Africa’s DMPE Confirms IRP is Out of Date

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  • South Africa’s Medium-Term Strategic Framework, from 2019 to 2024 released by the DPME confirms that  government should commit to solid timeframes for the review of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of 2019 so that electricity demand projections and generating scenarios are more aligned to prevailing circumstances.

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) director-general Robert Nkuna said “too many things had happened since 2019” which had affected the relevance of the IRP2019.

“We are going to be engaging with the department concerned to ensure that we attend to that issue,” Nkuna added noting  that such interactions required Cabinet to first approve the DPME report, a milestone that was achieved two weeks ago.

To the DPME framework does not provide a timeline for the finalisation of the IRP update or the public consultations process required.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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