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Speaking at the Powering Africa: Summit in Washington on 9-10 March, head of legal at the Department of Energy (DoE)’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office Lena Mangondo said power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other documents would be signed by renewable energy IPPs and Eskom on 11 April. Energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson sent a letter directing Eskom to sign the agreements after President Jacob Zuma’s announcement during the State of the Nation address last month that PPAs would be signed with remaining preferred bidders from the country’s REIPP procurement programme (REIPPP), Mangondo said.