South Africa to align energy plans with SADC gas master plan

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has promised greater alignment between South Africa’s energy plans, included the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, with a regional gas master plan, which is currently under development within the the 16-country Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc. In an interview with Engineering News Online on the sidelines of a SADC Ministerial Workshop on regional gas infrastructure and market development in Johannesburg, Radebe said it was crucial for South Africa’s national plans to be reflected in the regional plan.