March 2017

Press release: South Africans have a right to the full picture when it comes to their energy future, says wind energy organisation

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has rejected the current base case scenario used for the 2016 updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently out for consultation.

SAWEA, following extensive consultation with its members, calls for the scenario to be remodelled as a ‘least-cost energy plan’ and re-issued for consultation.

SAWEA CEO Brenda Martin explains: “The current update includes unjustified artificial constraints on the connection rates for wind and solar PV. A least-cost base case is an essential starting point for the IRP process and government has an obligation to select the most affordable electricity supply options available”.

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