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Eskom guarantees needed to unlock next IPP procurement phase

Engineering News – ONLINE

30 May 2014

Progress on the various electricity generation procurement programmes being overseen by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) is now contingent on the new Cabinet approving further guarantees forEskom, which remains the single buyer of power generated by independent power producers (IPPs).

Deputy director-general Ompi Aphane told Engineering News Online in an interview that the department had been hoping to release bid documentation in May for the baseload-coal and cogenerationprocurements programmes, as well as finalise the extension of bid window three under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).  Read more…

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