South Africa Announces Battery Energy Storage Tender

  • South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (“the Department”) formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the Battery Energy Storage Capacity Bid Window of the Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (Battery Energy Storage IPPPP).
  • A total of five substations have been specified, all in the Northern Cape, for a total of 513 MW/ 2052 MWh capacity.
  • The substations are Garona, Mookodi, Aggeneis, Ferrum, and Nieuwehoop.
  • A single preferred bidder will be selected for each substation.

Prior to accessing the RFP, each prospective bidder is required to pay a non-refundable documentation fee of twenty-five thousand Rand (R25 000) per prospective Project and to complete an electronic registration form.

The electronic registration form is to be completed online at

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The Department will communicate only with prospective bidders that have completed the electronic registration form and have paid the required document fee. The RFP will be available for download after confirmation of payment of the required documentation fee. The required document fee is payable by means of a direct deposit or electronic funds transfer. Details on payments, i.e. banking details and payment reference number can be obtained from

Link to the tender announcement document HERE

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