South Africa opens REIPPPP Bid Window 7 and seeks to procure 1800 MW of solar PV and 3200 MW of on-shore wind 

  • South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (“the Department”) formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the Seventh Bid Submission Phase (Bid Window 7) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). 
  • A total of 5000 megawatts (MW) will be procured from projects utilising Solar Photovoltaic and on-Shore Wind technology.
  • The new generation to be procured will include 1800 MW of solar PV and 3200 MW of on-shore wind.
  • Cost estimate letter and bid submission deadlines are tight at 31 January and 30 April 2023 respectively.

The project bids must come from provinces where grid feed in capacity is available which includes Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu Natal, Free State and North West. Bidders should note the available grid capacity in the areas of supply on the 2025 Generation Connection Capacity Assessment (GCCA) of the Transmission Network (GCCA 2025). The GCCA is available on the Eskom website at the following link:  https://www.eskom.co.za/eskom-divisions/tx/gcca/gcca-2025/. 

The last day to submit applications to obtain a Cost Estimate Letter 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. Please note that confirmation of the payment of the document fee does not constitute the registration of a project. Prospective bidders must follow the on-line project registration process that is detailed in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will also be communicated prior to the last day of registration. The project registration process must be completed for each project that a bidder is intending to submit. Bid Submission is scheduled for 30 April 2024. 

 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-renewables.co.za. 

Link to the full notice HERE

Good luck!

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