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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)

 

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