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South Africa's move to expand private-energy sector ‘game changing’

Engineering News ONLINE

22  April 2015

Boutique advisory company EDPlatform, established in 2012 to support energy developers meet the economic-development requirements of South Africa’s independent power producer (IPP) procurement initiatives, has described recent announcements on the expansion and acceleration of the country’s IPP programmes as “game changing”.

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced in mid-April that, with more than 5 000 MW of renewable-energy capacity already procured, she would be adding a further 6 300 MW to the overall renewables allocation, opening the way for yet more bidding rounds.  Read more here.

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