Integrated Resource Electricity Plan 2010 – 2030 South Africa 2011
|Name of policy||Integrated Resource Electricity Plan 2010 – 2030|
|Subnational region or state||—|
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|Type of policy instrument|
|Policy description|| The 2010 update of the IRP aims to install 17.8GW of renewable power capacity between 2010 and 2030. This is 42% of the total new generation capacity to be installed during the same period.
The current iteration of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for South Africa, initiated by the Department of Energy (DoE) after a frrst round of public participation in June 2010, led to the Revised Balanced Scenario (RBS) that was published in October 20 I 0. It laid out the proposed generation new build fleet for South Africa for the period 2010 to 2030. This scenario was derived based on the cost-optimal solution for new build options (considering the direct costs of new build power plants), which was then "balanced" in accordance with qualitative measures such as local job creation. In addition (new capacity) to all existing and committed power plants, the RBS included a nuclear fleet of 9,6 GW; 6,3 GW of coal; 11,4 GW of renewables (excl hydro); and 11,0 GW of other generation sources.
|Date of decision||2011|
|Start date of implementation||2011|
|End date of implementation||2030|
|High impact||GHG reduction|
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|Source or references||http://www.energy.gov.za/IRP/2010/IRP_2010.pdf|
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|Comments (background and assessment)|| Targets:
21%/26.3% REN capacity by 2030 (5.5 GW hydro, 11.8 GW Wind, 0.6 GW CSP)