South Africa Drops Nuclear in Favor of Renewables

South Africa Drops Nuclear in Favor of Renewables

The South African Department of Energy this week announced that the Cabinet has approved the draft updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP 2018) which will see increased renewable energy generation in place of planned nuclear expansion.

Specifically, the new draft of the IRP not only includes no new nuclear power and only 1 gigawatt (GW) worth of new coal capacity by 2030, but it plans for additional renewable capacity of over 15 GW — including 2.5 GW of hydro, 5.670 GW of solar PV, and 8.1 GW worth of new wind capacity. The new plan also calls for 8.1 GW of new natural gas capacity.

By 2030 South Africa’s energy mix is expected to include 65% worth of coal, 16% worth of natural gas, 15% worth of wind energy, 10% worth of solar PV, and 6% worth of hydro. And while 65% coal contribution is extremely high, it is still less than its current levels.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/28/south-africa-drops-nuclear-in-favour-of-renewables/


South Africa Drops Nuclear in Favor of Renewables | CleanTechnica
The South African Department of Energy this week announced that the Cabinet has approved the draft updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP 2018) which will see increased renewable energy generation in place of planned nuclear expansion.

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