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.
The Department has postponed the Bid Submission Date for the Expedited Bid Submission Phase to 11 November 2015.Please refer to Briefing Note 36 for further information.
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.
Briefing Note 24 has been uploaded and is available to download. 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.
The Bank details have changed (for payment of the documentation fees), please use the following details
Account Name: GTAC - IPP
Account Type: Current
Account Number: 1068872608
Branch Name: Corporate Client Services, Johannesburg
Branch Code: 198765
SWIFT Code: NEDSZAJJ
REIPPPP Public Participation Process
The Public Participation Process is now closed for comments. The Department would like to thank everyone for their input and will consider the comments and issues raised.
Eskom Generation Connection Capacity Assessment
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|