South Africa issues tender to procure 2000MW of new generation gas power

  • South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy  formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the first bid window of the Gas Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (GASIPPPP Bid Window 1). 

A total of 2000 megawatts (MW) will be procured in this first round from Projects supplying new generation Capacity, Ancillary Services and Energy Output to be produced from gas-fired power generation technology. This Gas IPP Procurement Programme specifically targets land-based electricity generation facilities utilising natural gas, located anywhere within the borders of the Republic of South Africa. 

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 www.ipp-rm.co.za 

The last day to submit applications to obtain a Cost Estimate Letters from Eskom is 31 January 2024. 

The last date to register a project for participation in this Bid Window is approximately 20 (twenty) business days prior to the Bid Submission Date. The exact date will be communicated on the IPP Website. Bid Submission is scheduled for 30 August 2024. 

Link to the full REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION AND PROPOSALS (RFP) UNDER THE GAS INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCER PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME (GASIPPPP) BID WINDOW 1 HERE

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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