Renewables bid represents ‘substantive progress’, but raises compliance burden

Engineering News 23 August 2011.

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea), which initially voiced strong objections to the abandonment of renewable energy feed-in tariffs (Refit) in favour of what had since been dubbed ‘Rebid’, acknowledged that substantive progress had been made in the process to procure renewables in South Africa. But Sawea’s Johan van den Berg cautioned on Tuesday that the compliance requirements and the financial burdens associated with the recently released request for proposals (RFP) documentation had also increased materially…