South Africa: One more delay for the REIPPP

Issue 365 - 15 Mar 2018 | 3 minute read
An attempt to push through the long-delayed signing of key project agreements for outstanding renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) projects selected through the Department of Energy’s renewable energy IPP procurement (REIPPP) programme on 13 March has been scuppered at the last minute by an attempted court interdict. The applicants – the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) and a non-governmental organisation linked to former president Jacob Zuma, Transformation RSA – argue that the programme would lead to job losses among coal miners and that the power is not needed because there is a supply surplus.

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