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.
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 1 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.
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.
Briefing Note 25 has been uploaded and is available for download. The purpose of the Briefing Note is to provide the foreign exchange exposure and assumptions for the purposes of the Expedited Bid Submission Phase; and notify Bidders of the upload onto the REIPPPP website of Volumes 1;3;4 and 5.
The updated JB template has been uploaded in Volume 1 for the Expedited Bid Window.
Briefing Note 26 has been uploaded and is available for download. The purpose of the Briefing Note is to provide certain documents which form part of Volume 2 of the RFP and to amend the timetable for the REIPP Procurement Programme.
Briefing Note 27 has been uploaded and is available for download. The purpose of the Briefing Note is to provide the Biomass and Landfill Gas Projects Power Purchase Agreements.
Briefing Note 28 has been uploaded and is available for download. The purpose of the Briefing Note is to provide responses to Bidder queries received by the Department up to the 10th of July 2015.
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
Generation Connection Capacity Assessment June 2015
The latest version of the GCCA 2022 has been released by Eskom. The intention of the Generation Connection Capacity Assessment of the 2022 Transmission Network (GCCA-2022) is to provide stakeholders with an indication of the available capacity for the connection of new generation at the main transmission system (MTS) substations on the Eskom transmission network that may be in service by 2022 based on both approved and proposed new transmission infrastructure projects.
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|