South Africa: IPP Office Releases REIPPPP Bid Window Round 5 Request for Project Proposals

  • South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), has released an invitation for interested parties through the IPP office, to register prospective bids under Bid Window 5 of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme.
  • Bid Window Round 5 was announced open on 18th March 2021 but the formal invitation to bidders was delayed because the DMRE needed to align certain parts of the RFP documents with feedback from National Treasury on the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act exemption application.

The RFP calls for proposals from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to develop new generation capacity of 2 600 MW, including 1 600 MW from onshore wind energy and 1 000 MW from Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) power plants, in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment in his 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA) to increase South Africa’s generation capacity and ensure the security of energy supply to society.

The project sizes will range from a minimum of 1 MW to a maximum of 140 MW (for Onshore Wind) and 75 MW (for Solar PV).

Link to IPP Office HERE

Green Building Africa wishes all bidders every success. Good luck!

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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