S Africa opens 2.6-GW renewables bid window

April 12 (Renewables Now) – The South African authorities’s Division of Mineral Assets and Vitality (DMRE) final week launched the sixth bid window underneath the Renewable Vitality Impartial Energy Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), searching for proposals for two.6 GW of recent renewables technology.

The tender capability is break up between 1.6 GW of onshore wind and 1 GW of photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV). Bids must be submitted by August 11.

The division plans to host a bidders’ convention earlier than the bid submission date.

That is the second procurement bid window following a ministerial dedication in 2020, aimed on the procurement of barely greater than 11.8 GW of energy from varied sources, together with 6.8 GW of wind and PV.

The outcomes of the fifth spherical of the REIPPPP had been unveiled in October final 12 months, with 25 most well-liked bidders chosen, representing just below 2.6 GW of renewables.

Commenting on the tender launch the chief government of the South African Wind Vitality Affiliation (SAWEA) Niveshen Govender stated it “provides vitally wanted energy capability to the nation, which continues to battle with strangled power provide that’s stopping the required financial restoration that South Africa so badly wants.”

In line with Govender, it is going to additionally help the sector’s industrialisation, which wants rolling procurement to draw funding and scale back danger.

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