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.
Financial close with BW 3 Preferred Bidders will not be concluded on 30 July 2014. The Department is in the process of finalising the financial close protocol to give effect to a staggered financial close process. Detail wrt the closing process will be communicated soon to preferred bidders.
March 2014 CSP Bid Window
The Department is in the process of finalising its approvals for the March 2014 CSP Bid Window. The announcement will be made soon.
BW 4 RFP .
The Department uploaded the "Word Version" of Bid Window 4 RFP Volume 4 - Financial Requirements under the "DASHBOARD" tab.
Please note that Eskom uploaded the GCCA 2016 report dd June 2014 on its website.
The Department issued Briefing Note 18 on the www.ipprenewables.co.za website. The purpose of this Briefing Note is to respond to Bidder queries received by the Department between 26 May 2014 and 24 June 2014.
Registered bidders will be provided with the "Disclosure of Advisors" template through an e-mail on 23 July 2014. Instructions wrt the completion and submission date of the template will be contained in the e-mail. Please note that this template differs from the BW 3 template.
Where a bidder has notified the Department of a Project for submission in the Fourth Bid Submission Phase and has not received a unique Project Number by 22 July 2014 (close of business), the Bidder should e-mail the Project Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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
Minister's speech in respect of the announcement of the Preferred Bidders for the Third Bid Submission Phase
List of Preferred Bidders for the Third Bid Submission Phase
|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 not later than||30 July 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||19 June 2014|
|Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close not later than||20 February 2015|
|Bid registration date||21 July 2014|
|Fourth Bid Submission Date||18 August 2014|
|Announcement of Preferred Bidders in respect of Fourth Bid Submission Date||28 October 2014|
|Signing and effective date of PPAs, Direct Agreements, Implementation Agreements and Connection Agreements and Financial Close not later than||31 July 2015|