Generation licences approved for 5 REIPPPP BW6 solar PV projects totalling 860MW in South Africa

  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced that the Energy Regulator, at its meeting held on 29 June 2023, approved generation licences for five preferred bidders of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window Six (BW6).

The five preferred bidders are listed in Table 1 below:

The five preferred bidders applied for generation licences in accordance with section 7 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No.4 of 2006), which requires that no person may operate a generation facility without a licence issued by the Energy Regulator. NERSA analysed the applications and determined that they meet all the licensing requirements. No objections to the applications were received.

A sixth preferred bidder, the 140MW Ngonyama solar PV project, is noticeably excluded from the latest round of generation license approvals.  German IPP, ib vogt, is believed to be the owner of the Ngonyama project. Read more 

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