IPP Bid Windows 3.5 and 4 to be Signed Soon

Department of Energy

Bid windows 3.5 and 4 in the Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme will be signed soon.

The energy department recently announced this during a briefing in parliament on the IPP Procurement Programme.

The department added that the bids were being finalised with the Eskom board.

According to the department, the 27 projects to be signed will provide foreign investment of R17.9 billion and domestic investment of R38 billion.

As regards the Gas Programme, the IPP Office is considering different options of implementing the gas IPP programme in accordance with the new Integrated Resource Plan as approved by cabinet.

In a latest development, the department has confirmed that the 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects, including the power purchase agreements with Eskom, will be signed on Tuesday, 13 March 2018.

The IPP Office has also been requested to finalise signing of 20 projects under the Small Renewable Programme (these are projects between 1MW and 5 MW) and to sign the 2 projects under Coal IPP Programme as well as the 19 projects procured under the Renewable Energy Expedited Bid Window, which will be announced in due course.

Sabinet Cape Town Office