IEP 2016
Energy Planning Colloquium
IEP Publications
Provincial Workshops: Public Consultation on Draft IEP
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The development of a National Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) was envisaged in the White Paper on the Energy Policy of the Republic of South Africa of 1998 and, in terms of the National Energy Act, 2008 (Act No. 34 of 2008), the Minister of Energy is mandated to develop and publish the IEP in the Government Gazette. The purpose of the IEP is to provide a roadmap of the future energy landscape for South Africa which guides future energy infrastructure investments and policy development. The IEP analyses current energy consumption trends within different sectors of the economy (i.e. agriculture, commerce, industry, residential and transport) and uses this to project future energy requirements, based on different scenarios.

While the IEP focuses on demand for all energy forms across all the economic sectors at a high level, more detailed analysis of different demand growth profiles and supply-side options for the two main energy sub-sectors, namely: electricity generation and liquid fuels supply will be detailed in supporting sector plans. For the gas sub-sector, a draft framework which seeks to explore future possible options for the development of a gas market in South Africa is being developed. This approach has been undertaken to enable the differences in each of the sectors to be analysed in detail taking into account the complexities and level of maturity of each sub-sector.

The Department has published a draft reports on the IEP and IRP Assumptions and the Base Case for comments. Supporting annexures, including a report on the detailed scenarios for liquid fuel supply are also available on the Department’s website for comment.
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 31 March 2017.

Interested parties interested in making presentation at the workshop must register by sending an email with the presentation to IEP.Queries@energy.gov.za not later than 2 days before the consultation workshop.

Consultation workshops will take place as indicated below with venues to follow once confirmed:

energy sources
Petroleum: fuel price, focus areas, domestic influences...
Natural Gas: Governance, International agreements, developments...
Electricity: Independent power producers, supply industry, free basic electricity...
Coal: Reserves, production, carbon sequestration...
Renewable & Alternative Fuels: Includes hydropower, solar, wind, biomass...
Nuclear: Non-proliferation, safety, technolgy, IYNC, WiNSA...
acts & legislations
Policies and Legislation: Acts, policies, regulations, legislations...
programmes & projects
national electricity plan...
installation of 1 million solar water heaters by
2014...
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...