State keeps independent power producers waiting

Business Day Live 16 October 2012.

THE Department of Energy could make a determination on additional renewable energy before the end of the year, a senior official at the department said on Tuesday.

The department has set aside 3,275MW of renewable energy capacity as part of the independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme…

…”My decision in this regard will be guided by the need to create a rolling programme that will provide for sustainable employment through local manufacturing, especially in the key components for solar and wind power generation,” Ms Peters said…

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