“Energy remains the primary driver to our socio-economic development. That is why matters pertaining the global supply of oil, gas, coal, nuclear, coal and renewable energy occupies centre stage of our public socio-economic discourse. In recent times, matters of energy supply and security have come up sharply in our public discourse, particularly with regards to Eskom.

Today I want to take you through a brief chronology and the rationale behind why in the first instance we have renewable energy as part of our energy mix as stated in the various IRPs whose implementation is spearheaded by the Department of Energy, working in conjunction with other stakeholder departments…”

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