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South Africa: PPAs signed for 18 solar power plants, but wind misses out

Issue 475 - 21 Dec 2022 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 2 minute read

Power purchase agreements have been signed for 18 solar power projects under the fifth and sixth bid windows of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), as South Africa strives to add new generation capacity to the national grid. Despite receiving bids for 4,116MW of onshore wind capacity, mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe failed to announce any new wind projects under REIPPPP6.


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