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RENEWABLE ENERGY INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME (REIPPP) FINANCIAL CLOSE OF WINDOW 3, ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINDOW 3.5 PREFERRED BIDDERS AND ADDITIONAL DETERMINATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – MEDIA STATEMENT

On the 19 August 2013, 93 bid responses were received of which 65% were for the Solar Photovoltaic and 29% Onshore Wind Technologies. Preferred Bidders were announced on the 5 November 2013. The bidders have finalised their contractual arrangements. This will result in an additional 1 456MW of green energy being connected to the national grid from early 2016. The list of the bidders who have reached financial close will be available on our website www.energy.gov.za

The Department of Energy has now concluded all the necessary arrangements in relation to signing the Power Purchase Agreements, Implementation Agreements and the direct Agreements for Window3 of the REIPPP and the Minister wishes to announce the preferred bidders for round 3.5 as:
• Kathu Solar Park
• Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project

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