South Africa seeks developers for renewables at 19 sites

Mar 27, 2023 11:06 AM ET
  • South Africa is looking for to award 20-year contracts for the construction of renewable energy projects throughout 19 areas in the nation, consisting of government irrigation facilities.
South Africa seeks developers for renewables at 19 sites
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The project will certainly be selected through a competitive purchase on a design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) basis. An expression of passion for independent power producers (IPPs) was launched by the Department of Water as well as Hygiene earlier in March.

The eligible modern technologies are hydropower, floating and ground-mounted solar photovoltaics and also wind power. The capacity can be either standalone or grid-connected.

The due date for submitting expressions of interest is April 18.

The government will certainly be the primary power off-taker, while it will certainly be the IPPs' task to protect additional off-takers for any kind of excess power. The set up power generation capacity is expected to be in operation for two decades.

South Africa has actually set a goal of reaching internet zero emissions by 2050. Under its National Development Plan, the country intends to release 20 GW of new renewable power generation capacity by 2030, with around 6.9 GW of the overall prepared to be set up by independent power manufacturers.

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