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RFP for Emergency Power Procurement Programme Issued

August 25, 2020

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Emergency Power Procurement Programme has been issued.

In a statement, the mineral resources and energy department confirmed that the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) is a direct response to the short-term electricity supply gap as identified in the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2019).

“The objective of the RMIPPPP is, not only to alleviate the current electricity supply constraints, but also, to reduce the utilisation of diesel-based peaking electrical generators.”

The plan is to procure 2000 MW from a range of energy sources and technologies to be fully operational by not later than the end of June 2022.

“Proposed technical solutions will have to be dispatchable and be able to provide a range of support services to the grid system operator.”