Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

South Africa has a high level of Renewable Energy potential and presently has in place a target of 10 000 GWh of Renewable Energy. The Minister has determined that 3 725 megawatts (MW) to be generated from Renewable Energy sources is required to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity. This 3 725 MW is broadly in accordance with the capacity allocated to Renewable Energy generation in IRP 2010-2030.

This IPP Procurement Programme has been designed so as to contribute towards the target of 3 725 megawatts and towards socio-economic and environmentally sustainable growth, and to start and stimulate the renewable industry in South Africa.

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Invitation to submit a proposal for the finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of renewable energy generation facilities.

Expedited Bid Submission Phase

In recent media statements, the Minister announced that the Department would be issuing a
Request for Proposals for an expedited renewable energy IPP procurement process, for which 1800 MW would be allocated.  The Expedited Bid Submission Phase will be open to all Projects which are ready for submission within the required time-lines, including Projects which were unsuccessful in previous Bid Submission Phases.

Briefing Note 23 has been uploaded and is available to all registered and paid-up bidders. The purpose of this Briefing Note is to:  provide prospective Bidders for the expedited procurement process for new generation capacity from renewable energy sources, announced by the Minister during April 2015 (“Expedited Bid Submission Phase”), with information regarding the process for issue of the RFP for the Expedited Bid Submission Phase; and invite prospective Bidders to register their interest to participate in the Expedited Bid Submission Phase.
Please note that the submission date for the Expedited Bid Submission Phase is 6 October 2015.  Potential bidders are urged to immediately apply for the cost estimate letters from the relevant grid provider and pay the associated fee where applicable to ensure compliance with the timelines for issuing set out by grid providers.    
REIPPPP 2015 Expedited Bid Submission Phase form is now open. You can access the form by clicking on 'submissions' located in the main navigation menu.

Briefing Note 24 has been uploaded and is available to all registered and paid-up bidders. The purpose of this Briefing Note is to provide certain documents which form part of the RFP (as updated in June 2015 for the Expedited Bid Submission Phase), to prospective Bidders for the Expedited  Bid Submission Date.

Bank Account Details: Please note that the Department has changed their Bank Account details with effect from 1 April 2014 as follows:
Account Name: GTAC - IPP
Bank: Nedbank
Account Type: Current
Account Number: 1068872608
Branch Name: Corporate Client Services, Johannesburg
Branch Code: 198765
SWIFT Code: NEDSZAJJ

           

Press Centre

BW4 Preferred Bidder Announcement

Published on: 16 April 2015
The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced the Preferred Bidders in respect of the Fourth Bid Submission Phase in Cape Town on the 16th of April 2015.
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Minister's speech in respect of Expansion and Acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

Published on: 16 April 2015
The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced a combination of energy supply and demand options that will increase the participation of the independent power producers to electricity supply to the grid as well as private participation in energy efficiency and demand side initiatives in Cape Town on the 16th of April 2015.
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Milestones

Third Bid Submission

Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Third Bid Submission Date29 October 2013
Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close ​​11 December 2014

Third (CSP) Bid Submission

Bid registration date3 March 2014
Third (CSP) Bid Submission Date31 March 2014
Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Third (CSP) Bid Submission Date​15 December 2014
Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close not later thanTBC by the Department

Fourth Bid Submission

Bid registration date21 July 2014
Fourth Bid Submission Date18 August 2014
Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Fourth Bid Submission Date16 April 2015
Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close​To be confirmed by the Department

Fifth Bid Submission

Release of RFPSecond  Quarter 2016
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