Attention turns to ‘expedited’ renewables bid after 13 more projects are confirmed

Engineering News ONLINE

08 June 2015

With confirmation by the Department of Energy (DoE) that another 13 solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects had been added to the 13 already selected in mid-April under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), attention is now turning to the so-called “expedited” round designed to secure additional renewables projects in the near term.

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson reported in a statement and in advertisements that the additional preferred bidders would collectively add another 1 084 MW to the grid, over and above the 5 243 MW already procured under South Africa’s highly-rated REIPPPP competitive-bidding framework.  Read more here...

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