The Draft IRP2010 has now been developed by the Department of Energy (DOE); the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) and the System Operator within Eskom Holdings, in accordance with the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, August 2009, promulgated in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006). Following the publication and broad consultations on the IRP Input Parameters in June 2010, the DOE and its counterparts have spent the past four months conducting the requisite modeling and scenario analysis towards developing the Draft IRP2010. The DOE hereby publishes this Draft IRP2010 for public consultation and comment, for a thirty (30) day period commencing 8 October 2010 and ending on 10 November 2010.
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