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Analyst Chris Yelland gives Mantashe's energy plan a thumbs up

18 October 2019 4:54 PM
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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Government's new energy plan has been announced as the country deals with load shedding caused by Eskom's low generating capacity.

Energy analyst Chris Yelland says he approves of the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which maps out South Africa's proposed energy mix for the next 10 years.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe held a media briefing on Friday following Cabinet's approval of the IRP 2019.

Yelland says he's keen for a more diverse energy mix, including wind and solar.

I am very pleased with the mix proposed.

Chris Yelland, Energy analyst, managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

He explains that there is nothing new about the fact that the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by another 20 years.

RELATED: Nukes definItely part of new approved resource plan, says Minerals and Energy DG

According to Yelland, the IRP will provide much-needed certainty and open the door for new generating capacity in the country.

I think that everybody is relieved that we finally have got an IRP in place, it's been a long time coming.

Chris Yelland, Energy analyst, managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

Listen to the analysis on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:


18 October 2019 4:54 PM
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Chris Yelland
energy plan
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Mantashe
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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

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