Government seeks 2,000MW of ‘emergency power’ — but with enough conditions to keep the lights off

Requirements around the procurement of 2,000MW of emergency power and R40bn of investment will switch off investor interest, says the writer The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has launched a process to procure 2,000MW of ‘emergency power’ and R40bn in investment. Yet the process looks set to be throttled by red tape and disincentives. That should set red lights ...

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DMRE launches procurement process for 2 000 MW of ‘dispatchable’ power

Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has formally initiated the much-anticipated procurement process for 2 000 MW of emergency power under its so-called Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The request for proposals (RFP) bid documentation was available online from August 23 and the bid submission deadline was scheduled for November 24. Preferred bidders should be announced on ...

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