Smart Resources

Smart Electricity Planning report

A 20-year electricity supply and implementation plan – the Integrated Resource Plan 2010 to 2030 (IRP2010) – has been devised by the South African government. It does include a limited role for renewable energy. However, old and expensive technologies are prioritised. Rather, a SMARTer electricity plan, with renewable energy as a central component, would enhance environmental quality, provide more jobs, address energy poverty and reduce capital expenditure – a road map to a better future for all South Africans.

This report aims to provide a fresh look at South Africa’s electricity demand, reviews available energy conservation and efficiency technologies for key economic sectors and seeks to debunk the outdated belief that South Africa’s electricity supply can only be satisfied affordably and reliably using utility-scale coal and nuclear power.

Download the FULL REPORT (PDF).
Download the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT (PDF).
Download the SMART BROCHURE (PDF).

These fact files contain useful background information.
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FACT FILE 1. ACCESS FOR ALL: HOW THE POOR BENEFIT FROM A GREENER GRID

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FACT FILE 2. LEANER AND GREENER: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION

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FACT FILE 3. THE TRUE COST OF ELECTRICITY

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FACT FILE 4. WOMEN, POWER AND LEVERAGING CHANGE

 

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FACT FILE 5. ELECTRICITY DEMAND: HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY NEED?

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FACT FILE 6. MEETING THE NEED: SUPPLY SIDE OF THE EQUATION