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The South African Department of Energy has announced that the procurement of renewable energy will be accelerated and expanded. In announcing the preferred bidders for REIPPPP Round 4, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Ms Tina Joemat-Petterssen, announced that she intends making a ministerial determination for an additional 6,300MW of renewable energy to be procured, over and above the existing 5243MW’s that have taken the REIPPPP process to the end of Round 4.

The 1121MW granted for this round constitute an expanded allocation as only around 400 MW was originally earmarked for this window. Wind Energy projects have been awarded a total of 676 MW, spread between five separate projects. A further 415 MW has been attributed to solar PV projects, 25 MW to biomass and 5MW to hydro power.
Successful wind energy bidders awarded contracts in Round 4 are as follows:

  • Golden Valley, 117MW, Eastern Cape - to be developed by Biotherm Energy.
  • Roggeveld, 140MW, Northern Cape – to be developed by Building Energy.
  • Kurusa Wind Farm, 140MW, Northern Cape; Nxuba Wind Farm 139MW and Oyster Bay Wind Farm, 140MW, both Eastern Cape. All three are to be developed by Enel Green Power.
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