TIPS will be hosting a Development Dialogue Seminar on electricity planning and the tough choices associated with that.
Date: Thursday, 9 July 2015
Time: 09h30 – 12h00
Venue: TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
TOPIC: Repositioning electricity planning at the core: An evaluation of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan
Energy and electricity issues in particular have recently been high on the South African agenda. Beyond immediate near-term considerations, reviewing the current electricity planning process is both a timely and necessary exercise. This review, based on an internationally-recognised framework developed by the World Resources Institute and Prayas Energy Group, unpacks the key pillars of an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and reviews South Africa’s performance. The objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of the key elements of successful electricity planning and to use this framework to reflect on the country’s opportunities and challenges for optimal planning and implementation.
PRESENTER: GAYLOR MONTMASSON-CLAIR
Assistant Programme Manager, Sustainable Growth
TOPIC: Electricity pricing and economic development in South Africa: The real tough choices
Background: From the 1980s, growth in South Africa has depended in large part on low-cost, coal-fuelled electricity. This trajectory is no longer viable due to the rising costs of both new investment and climate change. TIPS undertook a systematic assessment of options for managing the cost and economic impact of various options for adapting to the new realities of electricity in both the short and long term.
PRESENTER: DR NEVA MAKGETLA
Programme Manager, Trade and Industrial Policy
About the TIPS Development Dialogue Seminar Series: The objective of the Seminar series is to provide a platform to share views and ideas on specific development issues and alternative policy strategies. These seminars are geared towards individuals that are involved within various stages of the policy development process. To access the presentations of seminars which have already taken place, check our website under events.