SA’s second renewables bid window heavily oversubscribed

Engineering News 29 March 2012.

The South African government confirmed on Thursday that it had received a total of 79 tenders, representing 3 233 MW of potential power generation capacity, during the second bidding round under its renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) purchase programme, which closed on March 5…

(Editorial comment: That is encouraging, hopefully the renewable energy window will be opened wider in the upcoming IRP review. It would be good if the nuclear power proposals were exposed to the same strict evaluation process that is being applied to renewable energy.)