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SA energy minister reaffirms commitment to 17,800 MW of renewables

20 August 2012:

ESI-Africa Online:

South Africa’s renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) programme has attracted a lot of interest locally and internationally, says the country’s minister of energy Dipuo Peters.“When we made the decision to discard arenewable feed-in tariff (Refit) mechanism in favour of a bid process, the country received sustained criticism from the sector.Since then, the situation has made a significant turn, predominantly in favour of the bid process. I don’t think it would be wrong to suggest that the consideration of challenges and the assessment of the prevailing environment and global trends have paid off.” Read more…

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