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Update on procurement process for renewable energy IPP procurement programme (REIPPPP) bid window 6 (BW 6)

11 September 2022

11 September 2022

Government announced the amended Request for Proposal (RFP) to increase the MW allocation under the REIPPPP Bid Window (BW) 6 in response to the announcement by the President on 25 July 2022.   The capacity to be procured currently under BW 6 will now increase from 2600MW to 4200MW.  This follows the conclusion of all required governance approvals, including Eskom approval.

To clarify the procurement process currently underway, due to the urgency required to resolve the electricity supply crisis, the government decided to proceed with increasing Wind allocation from 2600 MW to 3200MW at this stage, in line with the Second Determination of 2020.  Rather than delay this RFP for all requests to be approved, government opted to issue the current RFP for 4200 MW as opposed to delaying the entire Bid Window.  A further announcement regarding the remaining 1000 MW of Solar PV, will be made following the conclusion of the NERSA process regarding the concurrence of the new determination.  At the end of this process, we aim to be adding a total of 5200 MW under BW 6 to the Grid.

Government, through the ongoing urgent work of the National Energy Crisis Committee, remains on track to end load-shedding and achieve energy security.

Enquiries: Michael Currin 082 462 7896 (GCIS), Thabang Audat 082 839 9567 (DMRE)

Issued by the GCIS on behalf of the Energy Crisis Committee

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