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The Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFP) issued by the Department of Energy (DoE) in terms of the Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme does not make provision for shareholding by local communities in the project company. Under the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme (REIPPP), local communities were defined as residential areas or villages in South Africa within a 50km radius of the project site. The DoE previously wanted shareholding of between 2.5% and 5% by…
In the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFP) issued in relation to the Coal Baseload IPP Procurement Programme, the Department of Energy (DoE) recognises that, at any bid submission date, bidders may not have all of the necessary appointments, consents or documents required to undertake their projects immediately upon being appointed as preferred bidders. To ensure that bidders who are appointed as preferred bidders are fully committed to developing their projects within the timeframes provided…
The Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFP) released by the Department of Energy (DoE) in respect of the Coal Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CIPPPP) introduces a new Part D which relates to affected projects. The RFP allows a bidder to inform the DoE of any project in which it is involved which is experiencing or will experience difficulties in either connecting to the relevant transmission or distribution system or in obtaining water use rights…
The Department of Energy’s (DoE) highly anticipated Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFP) has introduced concepts that we did not see in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. We highlight a few of these concepts: Affected Projects The RFP provides for an Affected Project – these are potential projects that may experience difficulties in connecting to the relevant transmission or distribution system or obtaining water…
A draft Renewable Energy Projects Guideline has been published for comment. The REPG is a guideline document and sets out the principles and general tools for identifying the approval that may be required for each renewable energy technology. The REPG does not replace any existing regulation – it is simply a tool to provide guidance on how to assess what potential authorisations and approvals may be needed for the specific renewable technology. The guidelines address…