Facts and Figures: South Africa’s Renewable Energy Procurement Program
30th April 2018
There are 600 MW of CSP projects at different phases of development in South Africa. 150 MW employ Tower technology and 450 MW Parabolic Trough technology. In total there are seven CSP projects to date.
All of these projects have been part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP). Since 2011, tariffs granted to CSP projects under this program have fallen by more than 60%.
Source: Export.gov “South Africa – Electrical Power Systems” (Feb 2017)
Summary of Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)
|Bidding Window 1||Bidding Window 2||Bidding Window 3||Bidding Window 3.5||Bidding Window 4||Expedited|
|Number of preferred bidders||28||19||17||2||26||Bid Nov. 2015|
|Allocated Capacity (MW)||1425||1040||1456||200||2205||1800 MW Available|
|CSP Capacity (MW)||150||50||200||200||0||450|
Source: SASTELA (March 2018)
- The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) – Lessons Learned
- South Africa – Electric Power System (Export.gov)