South African Government Information 29 October 2012.

Deputy Minister, Ms Barbara Thomson,
Acting Director-General, Mr George Mnguni,
Deputy–Directors General, Mr Ompi Aphane and Dr Wolsey Barnard,
Acting CEO of the GCIS, Ms Phumla Williams,
Members of the media,
Ladies and gentlemen.

Good day and welcome to this Department of Energy Independent Power Producers (IPP) Procurement Programme (PP) status briefing.

The purpose of this engagement is to share with you the progress we have made to date on the RE IPP PP, and to provide you with details on the processes that have unfolded towards the financial close for Window 1 of the IPP programme, which is intended to take the country forward in the prioritisation of the development of the renewable energy programme…

I am further pleased to announce that, as per my pronouncement on 16th August 2012 at the Second IPP Bidders Conference, I have received concurrence from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa on additional allocations to the renewable programme, the base load generation and the Medium Term Risk Mitigation Plan generation, in line with the provisions of the Integrated Resource Plan.

I will be promulgating these determinations before the end of the year.

The first determination is on baseload generation capacity with:

  • 2 500 MW of energy from coal in the system by 2024
  • 2 652 MW of gas power in the system by 2025;
  • 2 609 MW of hydro power including regional projects and must be in the system by 2024.

The second determination is on renewable generation with 3 200 MW of power – which includes:

  • Onshore Wind at 1470 MW
  • CSP, 400 MW
  • Solar PV, 1075 MW
  • Biomass, 47,5 MW
  • Biogas, 47,5 MW, as well as, Small Hydro of 60 MW and Small Projects of 100 MW by 2020.

The third determination is in terms of the interventions contained in the Medium Term Risk Mitigation Plan, and includes power of 800 MW from co-generation, and 474 MW from natural gas by 2020…

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