Posts tagged as REIPPP

Guidelines for renewable energy projects published for comment

  The Department of Environmental Affairs has published its environmental impact assessment (EIA) guideline for renewable energy projects for comment. The Department says that these guidelines have been written to assist independent power producers (IPPs) in South Africa with their project planning, financing, permitting, and implementation strategies. The document is primarily to provide guidance on […]

Procurement models applied to IPP programmes in South Africa

  The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is largely viewed as a positive and innovative programme. We need a base-load procurement model that builds on the successes of the REIPPPP and extends these to base-load IPPs. Eskom’s future financial health presents a significant risk to procurement of renewables, thermal base-load and nuclear […]

Webinar: Elements of REIPPP success

  PV Insider held a webinar on 2 July 2014 asking how an unbeatable proposal could be created to secure round 4 REIPPP projects. The webinar provides two presentations, a quick industry poll, and a question and answer session. The first presentation, by Davin Chown, SAPVIA/Genesis Eco-Energy, discussed the macro changes and challenges in South […]

Project Pinboard – June 2014

  Vector publishes a roundup of major projects in the pipeline as a heads-up to tenderers Cornubia housing project to commence President Zuma has officially announced the Cornubia development. The R25-billion development of housing, commercial and industrial sites, which will be situated between Durban and King Shaka International Airport, is backed by the government. Construction […]

CSP set to grow in South Africa

  Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) stands to increase substantially – up to 3300 MW – at the expense of wind capacity, with new proposed changes to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The South African CSP market could become 1,5 times bigger than the current largest market, Spain. The Department of Energy called for public comment […]

Bank signs landmark R20-billion finance deal

Standard Bank has signed a R20-billion funding support agreement for renewable energy projects in South Africa with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). The deal is structured to provide the funding out of rand money accruing to ICBC by virtue of their shareholding. The agreement was signed by ICBC Chairman Jiang Jianqing and […]