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Glitches and pleasant surprises as renewables tender gets under way

Engineering News Online

3 August 2011: The South African government’s renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) tender process got off to a rocky start on Wednesday, when bidders were initially unable to access the bid documentation, owing to an information technology glitch.
But the Department of Energy (DoE) also offered potential bidders something of a pleasant surprise by indicating that government will seek to procure 3 725 MW rather than the 1 025 MW indicated in the integrated resource plan (IRP) for the first procurement phase.
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