What are the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and how do they affect South Africa’s energy policy framework?

Mandated by the National Energy Act 2008 and informed by the Energy White Paper, the Minister of Energy is tasked “to develop and, on an annual basis, review and publish the IEP in the Government Gazette”. The purpose of the IEP is to provide a roadmap of the future energy landscape for South Africa (on the basis of analysis of current energy consumption trends within different sectors of the economy), which guides future energy infrastructure investments and policy development. Read More (PDF)