'More time needed' to review South Africa energy plan

12 October 2010

The future of South Africa's energy infrastructure may be discussed by stakeholders in Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), who are currently considering the government's draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2010).

It has emerged the organisation has asked for more time to analyse the proposal, which was released by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Friday (October 8th).

Spokesman Masego Lehihi said: "BUSA hopes that the full document will be released soon, as business remains committed to constructive engagement with government and other stakeholders to help arrive at the best decisions on SA's energy future."

The IRP 2010 looks at how the country's electricity needs will develop over the coming years and how this can be met on a 20-year basis.

BUSA noted it has already emphasised how important it is for the government to create an energy plan that shows how various steps will be implemented.

Last month officials from the EU met with 15 African ministers and the group looked at energy access and security across Africa.

Categories: Energy

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