Analyst Chris Yelland gives Mantashe's energy plan a thumbs up

Energy analyst Chris Yelland says he approves of the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which maps out South Africa's proposed energy mix for the next 10 years.

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe held a media briefing on Friday following Cabinet's approval of the IRP 2019.

Yelland says he's keen for a more diverse energy mix, including wind and solar.

I am very pleased with the mix proposed.

Chris Yelland, Energy analyst, managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

He explains that there is nothing new about the fact that the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by another 20 years.

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According to Yelland, the IRP will provide much-needed certainty and open the door for new generating capacity in the country.

I think that everybody is relieved that we finally have got an IRP in place, it's been a long time coming.

Chris Yelland, Energy analyst, managing director and investigative editor - EE Publishers

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