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 following technologies shall be considered as qualifying technologies for selection under this IPP Procurement Programme:
The generation capacity allocated to each Technology is in accordance with the adjacent table and the maximum tariff that a Bidder may bid for purposes of the IPP Procurement Programme is as set out in the RFP.
Based upon the principles of this IPP Procurement Programme, the Department intends to introduce a separate ‘Small Projects IPP ProcurementProgramme’ for electricity generation projects of less than 5MW.
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