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Govt confirms inclusion of price competition in first renewables round

Engineering News Online

4 July 2011: The South African government has confirmed that price competition will feature in the procurement process for the first round of renewable energy projects, with the 2009 renewable energy feed-in tariffs (Refit) to be use as a “ceiling” price against which potential developers should tender their offers.

Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane reported on Monday that Energy Minister Dipuo Peters had signed off on the bid documentation, and that the only outstanding matter was confirmation from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) that it concurred with the determination.

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