The SA Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has welcomed the opening of Round 6 of procurement of renewable energy to allow more electricity to be made available to the country’s energy mix.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy this week announced the opening of Round 6 of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme which will procure a further 2,600 MW of renewable energy from Independent Power Producers.
SAWEA CEO, Niveshen Govender says in this round, 1.6 GW of electricity would be procured from wind energy producers.

Govender says the procurement of the additional electricity would help stabilize the country’s energy supply.

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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.

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Cape Town is aiming to become the first loadshedding-free city in South Africa.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis this morning announced that the City would, from today onwards, open its first round of procurement of power from independent power producers.

The mayor was addressing delegates at the Solar Power Africa conference at the CTICC.

Hill-Lewis says the City would, instead of the 100 MW allocation – under the municipal energy resilience initiative – procure up to 300MW of solar-harvested electricity.

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