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Emergency Power Purchase Procurement Programme


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The 5th Bid Window under the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPPP BW 5) was launched on April 12, 2021. The Department announced the appointment of 25 Preferred Bidders on the 28th October 2021. The total new contracted capacity will be 2583 MW, of which 1608 MW will be procured from 12 Wind projects, and 975 MW from 13 Solar PV projects. These projects are expected to attract over R50 billion in investment and will create around 14 000 new jobs during the construction and operations of renewable power plants. The projects are expected to reach commercial operation within 24 months from commercial close. The sixth round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP Bid Window 6) is the second bid window to be procured in response to the Second Ministerial Determination gazetted on 25th September 2020 in terms of Section 34 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) and aligned to the Integrated Resource Plan of 2019 (IRP 2019). (1) Of the 2 600 megawatts earmarked for REIPPPP Bid Window 6, 1 60 0 megawatts will be procured from wind resources and 1 000 megawatts from solar PV. (2) It is expected that the capacity will be available within a long-stop date of 24 (twenty-four) months post-commercial close of the project.

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Department of Minerals Resource & Energy

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