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.
Invitation to submit a proposal for the finance, construction, operation, and maintenance of renewable energy generation facilities.
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.
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
Account Type: Current
Account Number: 1068872608
Branch Name: Corporate Client Services, Johannesburg
Branch Code: 198765
SWIFT Code: NEDSZAJJ
BW4 Preferred Bidder Announcement
Minister's speech in respect of Expansion and Acceleration of the Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme
|Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Third Bid Submission Date||29 October 2013|
|Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close||11 December 2014|
|Bid registration date||3 March 2014|
|Third (CSP) Bid Submission Date||31 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 than||TBC by the Department|
|Bid registration date||21 July 2014|
|Fourth Bid Submission Date||18 August 2014|
|Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Fourth Bid Submission Date||16 April 2015|
|Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close||To be confirmed by the Department|
|Release of RFP||Second Quarter 2016|