South Africa Plans to Add Up to $4 Billion of Renewable Projects
June 5, 2018By
The fifth bid window for 1,800 MW of renewable projects under the government’s independent power producers program will start in November, according to a copy of Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s speech given at a conference in Johannesburg on Friday.
“The intention is to enhance local manufacturing to ensure investment and economic growth as well as the opportunity to encourage opportunities for black industrialists and the development of black independent power producers,” he said. The bid window will require similar generation technology to the so-called expedited round announced in 2015, which has expired, he said.
signed agreements with 27 independent power producers in April after more than two years of delays.
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