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South Africa to get 1121MW of electricity from 13 independent IPPs in 2015

South Africa to get 1121MW of electricity from 13 independent IPPs in 2015

CAPE TOWN: Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced on Thursday that South Africa’s Energy Department approved bids from 13 independent power producers (IPPs) who, combined, are expected to add 1 121 megawatts of electricity to the country’s power grid.

Addressing journalists in Cape Town, Joemat-Pettersson said the department issued confirmation letters to the bidders for the fourth bid submission phase of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (IPPPP). “This has been an extremely successful bidding phase. On April 11, we issued confirmation to another 13 preferred bidders,” said Joemat Pettersson.

When completed, these projects would contribute 1 121 MW to the national grid and would bring the department’s total projects to 79.