Renewables delay a 'concern' as connection risks rise

Engineering News – ONLINE

01 October 2014

Some concern has been expressed about recent delays to South Africa’s hitherto successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), under which 26 projects have already been connected to the grid following three bid windows during which more than 60 mostly solar and wind projects were selected to proceed.

The anxiety arises primarily from the fact that financial close has been delayed for the third-bid-window projects, owing primarily to “grid connection issues”.  Read more…

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