Posts tagged as IRP

CSIR Energy Centre presents its outlook for South Africa’s future electricity mix

  In the absence of an update to the outdated national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP2010-2030, the CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040. The CSIR study by Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, Jarrad Wright, Joanne Calitz and Crescent Mushwana was […]

No room for secrecy: Minimum requirements for SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity

  The following press release has been received from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) giving solid input into the need for an updated Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity following due process and public participation before further decisions or commitments are made for new generation capacity in South Africa. The Life after Coal Campaign (made […]

Cost of new power generation in South Africa

  The Energy Centre of the CSIR has moved to provide updated and consistent information on the cost of new power from wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear power generation technologies in South Africa. In a presentation dated 14 October 2016, the head of CSIR’s Energy Centre, Dr. Tobias Bischof-Niemz, […]

What is the future for fossil fuels in South Africa?

  The Fossil Fuel Foundation held its third electricity conference at the Eskom research and innovation centre in Rosherville, near Johannesburg, recently. The theme of this conference was “Fossil fuels in South Africa – what factors will drive future use?” The event opened with a presentation by Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi, the chief director of energy planning […]

Recommendations to address the generation capacity “crisis” in SA

  The 2014 electricity blackouts in have brought into stark relief the failure by government, the Department of Energy, the Department of Public Enterprises, Eskom and municipalities to provide an adequate and sustainable electricity supply to meet the growing needs of the country, the economy and its people. The 1998 Government White Paper on Energy […]

Power for Africa

by Mike Rycroft, editor The RFI issued in December 2011 by the Department of Energy for non-renewable IPPs achieved an amazing response totaling some 61 000 MW, 50% more than our total generating capacity. Sub-Saharan Africa is said to be an energy poor region, but this response shows that the potential to generate adequate electricity […]

Rooftop solar PV, an awakening giant

by Mike Rycroft, EE Publishers; Andreas Wagnaar and Barbara  Sabbione, Bosch Solar  Small to medium sized rooftop solar PV systems are being installed extensively in other countries, notably Germany, Japan and the US, where legislation is in place to support this technology, and where the PV industry has developed on the back of these programs. […]