Govt can now buy energy from any source outside Eskom

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National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) have granted liberty to the govt to shop for electricity from other sources outside Eskom.

This doesn’t stop the govt from buying Eskom’s energy.

This is a neighborhood the Integrated Resource Plan submitted by the ministerial determined to diversify South Africa’s energy mix.

This plan was submitted in February.

In accordance with the country’s National Development Plan, the Integrated Resource Plan wants energy technology needed to satisfy expected demand by the year 2030.

This approval will allow the Department of natural resource and Energy to get additional energy and renewable energy from any source.

The IRP stipulates that a further 6,800 megawatts from renewable sources, 513MW from storage, 3,000MW from gas and 1,500MW from coal.

This will end in quite 11,800MW being added to the grid from the year 2022.

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