The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019 advocates “a diversified energy mix that reduces reliance on a single or a few primary energy sources”. It proposes immediate commencement with a small-scale nuclear build programme to meet 2,500MW by 2030, at a pace, scale and cost affordable to the country.

To date, in addition to other measures, two section 34 ministerial determinations for concurrence by National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) have been issued. These pertain to 2,000MW of emergency power procurement and generation options under the IRP 2019...

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