Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has encouraged independent power producers (IPPs) to submit their tenders to supply Cape Town with electricity.
Round one of the City’s tender process to start procuring electricity from independent power producers has now opened.
Hill-Lewis says the city plans to purchase up to 300MW of electricity from IPPs.
The Mayor says residents can now expect hundreds of employment opportunities to be created in the renewable energy sector.
Read more on this initiative here.
- Cape Town aims to become the first loadshedding-free city in South Africa.
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Today we have opened up our tender to procure electricity from independent power producers. This is a significant step towards our goal of ending loadshedding over time. #EndLoadsheddingCT https://t.co/nfWDKC9ND8
— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) February 16, 2022