Intellidex has produced three groundbreaking publications on the energy sector, distributed as pullout supplements in Business Day, driven by high quality editorial and photography.
All three received wide acclaim and had a dramatic impact, being read not just across South Africa but internationally too.
Five Years of Renewable Energy
The first, Five Years of Renewable Energy, was produced in 2016. It celebrated the country’s incredible success in establishing a brand new industry from scratch, with no hint of corruption. The bidding process, conducted with professionalism by the IPP Office, a division set up by the energy department and National Treasury, succeeded in driving costs down and was duplicated by numerous other countries.
The Future of Energy
The second publication, The Future of Energy, is more forward-looking, analysing the path the country has chosen to follow through the revised Integrated Resource Plan 2018. But it was also celebratory: it was published in 2018 and in between the two publications, SA’s renewable energy sector had been through a tortuous process with politics nearly stunting any further growth. The IRP put renewable energy back on a growth path.
While many difficulties remain, we are optimistic that the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme will help achieve a trifecta of wins for South Africa: lower cost energy, lower carbon emissions and employment.
South Africa’s energy revolution
The third publication, South Africa’s energy revolution was published in 2022.
This presents a vision of what South Africa’s energy landscape will look like in the future while outlining progress made so far in getting there, analysing the obstacles and highlighting what needs to be done.