IRP says no need for more nuclear power
23 November 2016
THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted to see that the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2016) says there is no need for more nuclear power in South Africa before 2037.
“This means that we will not have to make a decision on building new nuclear power stations for the next 10 years and by that time we will be in a better position to judge the performance and cost of renewable energy,” said Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Chamber.
The delay would also allow us to watch the progress of technology and in 2027 the picture could be quite different.
The IRP was in line with the assessments of energy experts (who are not part of the nuclear lobby) and the CSIR.