SOUTH AFRICAN STAKEHOLDERS URGED TO ATTEND PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ON ENERGY

The South African Department of Energy has called on stakeholders and the public to participate in public workships being held on its Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

“The aim of the workshops is to guide future energy infrastructure investments over the period up to 2050, identify and recommend policy options to shape the future energy landscape of the country,” the department said in a statement.

The workshops kicked off in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Last month, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson published the IEP as well as the IRP plans for public comment.

The purpose of the IEP is to provide a roadmap of the future energy landscape for South Africa, which will guide the future energy infrastructure investments and policy development. Two of the objectives identified in the IEP are minimising the cost of energy and promoting the creation of jobs and localisation.

The next workshop will be held by the department on Friday in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal Province, followed by Cape Town in Western Cape Province next Tuesday, and Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape Province on Wednesday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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