South Africa opens 6th bidding window of REIPPPP

Apr 12, 2022 01:37 PM ET
  • The 6th bidding round of South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has actually opened for interested events.
South Africa opens 6th bidding window of REIPPPP
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Late last week South Africa's Department for Mineral Resource as well as Energy (DMRE) officially opened up the window around six months after winning quotes in the tender programme's 5th round were revealed.

The round is seeking to obtain around 2.6 GW of sustainable capacity, as well as the application process is to remain open up until 11 August 2022.

A notification released on the nation's IPP Projects confirms the requirement for non-refundable deposits of ZAR25,000 (US$ 1,700) per prospective project to be paid prior to documents can be submitted.

DMRE is to additionally organize a bidders' conference online prior to the closure of the round's target date, however information of that occasion are to be made available at a later date.

The REIPPPP has been a success for South Africa's renewables sector, granting agreements to gigawatts of renewables capacity over its five previous rounds. Nevertheless the programme has actually encountered numerous delays to its initially-forecasted schedule, while projects to have won in previous rounds have additionally been made complex by grid constraints and also residential material needs.

Volume 30 of PV Tech Power included a deep dive on South Africa's renewables possible with an in-depth assessment of what to anticipate from future rounds of the REIPPPP.

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