IPP Procurement: Renewable sector welcomes opening of electricity Bid Window Six

Cape Town – Stakeholders in the renewable sector have welcomed the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) opening of the long-awaited Bid Window Six (BW6) in its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

This announcement signalled headway in government efforts to alleviate current electricity supply constraints, such as load shedding, and phase out the country’s long-term reliance on coal by increasing its reliance on renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power.

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