South Africa issues tender to procure 615 MW battery energy storage capacity

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  • South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy  formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the second bid window of the Battery Energy Storage Capacity Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (BESIPPPP Bid Window 2). 

The second Battery Energy Storage Bid Window calls for 615 MW battery energy storage capacity and Ancillary Services in line with the power system services requirements as set out by the System Operator. As with the first round, the Battery Energy Storage facilities procured under this bid window calls for proposals for eight (8) facilities to be procured close to the location of the eight (8) substation sites identified by Eskom. The eight substation sites are Mercury, Carmel, Hermes, Ngwedi, Midas, Marang and Bighorn substations. 

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 

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 April 2024, closing at 17:00. 

Link to the full tender notice HERE

Good luck!

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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