SA’s second renewables window heavily oversubscribed

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 “The South African government confirmed on Thursday that it had received a total of 79 tenders, representing 3 233 MW of potential power generation capacity, during the second bidding round under its renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) purchase programme, which closed on March 5.


Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said the response from IPPs was well above the 1 275 MW allocated for the March window, as well as the more than 2 300 MW still available for allocation under a programme that aimed to procure 3 725 MW of renewables capacity that could be introduced to South Africa’s electricity network between 2014 and 2016.”


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