29 October 2012:
Engineering News Online:
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters reported on Monday that the Department of Energy (DoE) had received “concurrence” from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for a Ministerial determination opening the way for the procurement of 7 761 MW of baseload capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) between now and 2025.
The baseload determination included the prospect of increased power imports, primarily from hydropower schemes in the Southern Africa region.
It was one of three determinations, with the second dealing with the procurement of 3 200 MW of additional renewable-energy capacity by 2020 and the third opening the way for co-generation projects and near-term gas developments. Read more…