Following a public-wide consultation, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy has adopted the draft IRP 2018. In this process the committee received around 41 written submissions, including 38 requests to make oral submissions. The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) notes that some of the key submissions made by the association before the committee in October have now been adopted as final recommendations in adaptation of the draft IRP 2018.
The association in its original submission raised the following that are now adopted recommendations:
The early adoption of the IRP by the committee signals government’s intention to restore public confidence in the redress of South Africa’s energy challenges. This also provides a degree of policy certainty in the local energy sector, to boost the sector’s ability to address the skills gap and unemployment challenges facing ordinary South Africans.
Contact Kim Thomas, SAPVIA, Tel 021 200-5856, firstname.lastname@example.org
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