Signing of 27 IPP Projects Postponed

Department of Energy

The signing of 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects under Bid Window 3.5 and Bid Window 4 has been postponed.

In a statement, the energy department announced that two non-governmental organisations, Transform RSA NPC and National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, had approached the Pretoria High Court on 12 March 2018 to interdict the signing process.

The high court did not grant an interdict but postponed the matter to 27 March 2018.

According to the energy minister, Jeff Radebe, the signing will commence on a date to be announced after the 27 March.

The head of the IPP office, Karén Breytenbach, declared that the “27 new renewable energy IPP projects will be building on the remarkable achievements that we have made through the implementation of the Renewable Energy IPP Programme to date.”

Sabinet Cape Town Office