eThekwini Municipality given green light from Treasury to procure 100MW solar and 300MW gas power from IPP’s

  • South Africa’s National Treasury has given eThekwini Municipality (formally Durban), permission to procure 400MW of power from independent power producers under the provisions of the Municipal Public Private Partnership Regulations.

“The procurement of 400MW will restore energy security, reduce the impact of load shedding, reduce reliance on the national grid, improve economic development and create job opportunities,” said city spokesman Msawakhe Mayisela. The commercial operation date for 100MW of Solar PV and 300MW of Gas to Power will be achieved in 2025 and 2026 respectively said Mayisela.

“Over the next few months, the municipality will establish a social programme that will consist of effective community-trust structure, the criteria for local content, skills development, ownership, management control and enterprise and supplier development thresholds,” he added.

Site locations for the generation plants have not been specified.

The eThekwini muniscipality recently announced a 940MW nuclear power plant project. Read more

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