Nersa concurrence with the ministerial determination for the IRP 2019

(EGSA note: This happened a month ago, according to Chris Yelland and the NERSA spokesperson – I wonder who has been holding things up AGAIN ?)

MEDIA STATEMENT

MINISTER MANTASHE WELCOMES NERSA CONCURRENCE TO MINISTERIAL DETERMINATION FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF 11 813 MW OF POWER

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) welcomes the concurrence by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to the second Section 34 Ministerial Determination issued in February 2020.

The Section 34 Determination enables the Department to undertake procurement of additional electricity capacity in line with the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019). This will open-up various Bid Windows (BW) including BW 5 of renewable energy.

The capacity determined is 6 800 megawatts (MW) to be generated from renewable energy sources (Photovoltaic and Wind), 513 MW to be generated from storage, 3 000 MW to be generated from gas, and 1 500 MW to be generated from coal. In total this will enable the development of an additional 11 813 MW of power from the year 2022.

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