SA needs 53GW of new energy capacity by 2032: Eskom

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About 53GW of new energy generation capacity must be built in the next 10 years to ensure energy security, Eskom said.

new energy generation capacity must be built in the next 10 years to support South Africa’s economy and to ensure energy security, Eskom said on Friday.

The state-owned electricity utility unveiled the projection — and the associated costs — at a public forum on Thursday, where its updated Transmission Development Plan was discussed. Most of the new capacity will have to come from renewable sources, including wind and solar, Eskom said. “This is a significant revision of the TDP 2021, which based its assumptions for new generation capacity on the Integrated Resource Plan of 2019, which proposed around 30GW of new capacity by 2030.

Source: Energy Industry News (energyindustrynews.net)

 

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