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South Africa: REIPPP5 launch expected in November

Energy minister Jeff Radebe announced on 1 June that the fifth round of the country’s renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme will be launched in November. The round will procure 1,800MW of renewable energy, in a highly significant demonstration of commitment to the programme by the government. “A new bid round i.e. [bid window] 5 of the renewable energy IPP programme will be launched in this year and it is estimated to be 1,800MW of similar technologies as in the expedited bid window,” Radebe told an Energy Sector Stakeholder Engagement meeting in Midrand, Gauteng.

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