It is difficult to decide whether the draft Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) 2023, an update of the 2019 version of SA’s energy plan, is brutally realistic or if it just shows blatant apathy towards whether things will improve for SA or not.

Until the full data sets that informed the assumptions made in the IRP 2023 about energy demand, the cost and affordability of different generation technologies, economic growth and just transition ambitions are published there will be more questions about the plan than answers...

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