Simpler bid documents, dialogue sessions could streamline REIPPP process

Engineering News 23 October 2012.

As round one of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) nears financial close, the Windaba 2012 conference, in Cape Town has been used as a platform to discuss experiences of the REIPPP to date and give constructive suggestions about the process as the renewable-energy industry moves forward.

Speaking at the conference Mark Pickering, adviser to Globeleq SA, which is involved in the development of four first-round REIPPP projects, said a number of potential areas of improvement in the process were now apparent. Firstly, simplification of the bid documentation should be undertaken, which could include combining the economic development matrix, economic development scorecard and quarterly obligations into a single document…

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