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Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as a a a a policy instrument that helps plan South Africa’s electricity capacity until 2030 The rst IRP (2010-2030) promulgated in 2011 envisaged establishing 17 8GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 (Department of Energy 2011) Of this the IRP provides for 9 200MW of wind energy by 2030 To reach that target 400MW of wind power would be connected to the grid every year until 2024 where the annual capacity targets change upwards The IRP2010 anticipated that 10% of South Africa’s power mix by 2030 would be provided by Wind power South Africa o o o o ers exceptional wind resource potential throughout most of the country but particularly along our 3 000km coastline 

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