South Africa: RFI Issued for between 2000 – 3000 MWs of Generation Capacity

  • In line with the immediate measures to ensure energy supply announced by the Ministry earlier this week, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has today published the Request For Information (RFI) in respect of the design of a risk mitigation power procurement programme.
  • The RFI is intended to analyse options to procure between 2000 – 3000 MWs of power generation capacity that can be grid connected in the shortest time at the least possible cost.

The DMRE intends to launch the Risk Mitigation Power Purchase Programme to alleviate the current electricity supply constraints in the immediate to medium-term, as envisaged in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019), promulgated in October 2019. This Programme compliments other initiatives by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to give effect to the IRP2019.

The Department invites responses from the market on innovative potential solutions to deliver power generation to the grid as expeditiously as possible. Moreover, the Department would welcome responses from existing projects, projects that are currently under development and new projects from all technologies which could be considered for procurement.

Respondents may access the RFI from the following websites or or

The responses must be submitted during office hours to the following address, by no later than 31 January 2020 at 10h00:

All queries and requests for clarification in respect of this Request For Information must be addressed to the Project Officer and e-mailed to

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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