DOE

The South African Department of Energy has released the much anticipated request for information (RFI) for procuring gas fired generation capacity. 

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Green Cape is working closely with the Western Cape Government to help collate inputs into the development of an Integrated Energy Strategy. A key focus will be on investment opportunities to assist economic growth and employment creation in a low carbon manner.

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Industry speculation has been rife that the revised RFP expected ahead of the third round of bidding will contain significant changes to the economic development and local content criteria. Last week, successful first round bidders met with the DOE to discuss progress made by and challenges faced during the construction phase. This process highlighted the complexity around understanding and complying with economic development criteria as well as that of managing the local community trusts. 

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The Department of Energy has given more information on the outcome of the third bidding round, however, the announcement of the preferred bidders has been postponed.

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THE SMALL PROJECTS IPP PROCUREMENT PROGRAMME AIMS TO PROCURE 400MW OF ELECTRICITY FROM SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER PRODUCERS.

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