Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Consultation workshop dates


The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 was promulgated in March 2011. It was indicated at the time that the IRP should be a “living plan”. Since the promulgation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010-30 there have been a number of developments in the energy sector in South and Southern Africa. In addition the electricity demand outlook has changed from that expected in 2010.
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The Department of Energy is in the process of updating the IRP and has published Assumptions and Base Case for you to consider and comment on.
You are invited to comment on the Draft IEP Report and the IRP Assumptions and the Base Case through the consultation workshops and or in writing to the Department. Comments received will be considered in preparing a draft final IRP Update which will be submitted to Cabinet for approval. Closing date for submitting written comments is 15 February 2017.
Interested parties interested in making presentation at the workshop must register by sending an email with the presentation to not later than 2 days before the consultation workshop.
Consultation workshops will take place as indicated below with venues to follow once confirmed:

  • Gauteng: Johannesburg – 07 December 2016
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal: Durban – 09 December 2016
  • Western Cape: Cape Town – 13 December 2016
  • Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth – 14 December 2016
  • Northern Cape – January 2017 (Exact date to be confirmed)
  • North West – January 2017 (Exact date to be confirmed)
  • Limpopo – January 2017 (Exact date to be confirmed)
  • Mpumalanga – January 2017 (Exact date to be confirmed)
  • NEDLAC – February 2017

For any queries regarding the IRP, contact the Department at

Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp