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SA finally sets renewables bidding process in motion

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31 July 2011: The South African government has finally formally launched the long-delayed process to procure the new renewable energy generation capacity, having published an advertisement for a request for qualifications and proposals over the weekend.

The Department of Energy (DoE) has invited potential developers to submit proposals for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of any onshore wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, biomass, biogas, landfill gas, or small hydro technologies.

The request for proposals (RFP) documentation would be available for download from midday August 3, 2011, and a mandatory bidders briefing session had been scheduled for September 14, at 10:00.

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