MTN South Africa launches RFI for wheeling and onsite solutions for data centres and base transceiver station sites

  • MTN South Africa has launched an RFI (Request for information) for zero carbon renewable “wheeling” and onsite renewable solutions for various data centres and base transceiver station (BTS) sites across South Africa.
  • MTN SA has also signed its first power purchase agreement (PPA) with a renewable power producer and its first project in a major solar renewable energy generation rollout will launch soon.

MTN SA has signed a pledge with the SBTi, which defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, that formally commits MTN to a Net Zero 2040 ambition. “Various initiatives have begun to achieve this, including the construction of a solarpark at the MTN headquarters in Johannesburg, signing of the first power purchase agreement (PPA) with a renewable power producer and testing numerous solutions for further deployment,” says Charles Molapisi, Chief Executive officer: MTN South Africa.

MTN’s hybrid energy RFI calls for applicants to deliver innovative solutions across solar, wind, hydro and any alternative innovative solution that ensures there are no emissions associated with the generation of the energy. Wheeling refers to the transportation of electricity from a generator to a remotely located end-user and this may take place across different distribution networks.

Interested parties are required to respond to the RFIs by emailing: ProcurementBids.ZA@mtn.com and the email subject line should be “wheeling solution” or “on-site solution” depending on the supplier’s interest. The closing date is Monday, the 19th of June 2023.

Good luck!

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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