Batteries better than coal in adding generation capacity
Falling back on coal as a stabilising component is shortsighted and unenterprising
SA’s latest plans to procure additional renewable energy in three rounds in the coming year seem to have taken people by surprise. However, this should not be the case as this rollout is simply an extension of the country’s Integrated Resource Plan, a government document that lays out the power mix until 2030, which was last updated in 2019.
One of the objectives of the plan is for the country to reach 30% renewable power by 2030...