PARLIAMENT - Cabinet on Thursday announced it had approved the promulgation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), South Africa's policy blueprint for the electricity sector.
The IRP spells out a proposed energy mix for the country until 2030.
In a statement, Cabinet said "most of the inputs" from experts in the sector, the public and academia, received during a public consultation process last year were included in the 2019 IRP.
"The plan proposes nine interventions to ensure the country responds to the energy needs for the next decade. The interventions draw from the current baseline of the demand and supply of the country’s energy and the country’s international obligations to the minimum emission standards," the statement said.
"The plan remains within the policy framework of pursuing a diversified energy mix that reduces reliance on a single or few primary energy sources. It will be revised in line with the changing energy sector environment."