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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - first window, South Africa

     3rd October 2014 An update on the fisrt window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. 

Standard Bank’s total SA renewables underwrite more than R10bn

By: Terence Creamer     24th June 2014 Banking group Standard Bank reports that it has, to date, underwritten more than R10-billion-worth of funding to support the roll out of renewable-energy projects in South Africa. The projects have arisen as a result of the first two bid windows under government’s Renewable Energy Independent... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window, nationwide, South Africa

     28th March 2014 A progress update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window. 

100% South African-owned wind farm starts operations

     28th February 2014 Wind farm development project MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm will sell renewable energy to State-owned utility Eskom, who will be exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, for the next 20 years in accordance with the terms of a power purchase agreement. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th February 2014 On February 2, the facility reached completion. 

27 MW Eastern Cape wind farm begins commercial operations 

By: Terence Creamer     10th February 2014 The 27 MW MetroWind Van Stadens (MWVS) wind farm has officially started commercial operations, the developers confirmed on Monday. The facility, which is located in the wind-rich Nelson Mandela Bay municipal area of the Eastern Cape has been supplying power into the regional grid since late... 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th November 2013 The MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm is on track to start generating power to the grid by February 2014. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2013 The MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project is on schedule to begin cold commissioning in October. 

E Cape wind farm to start cold commissioning in Oct 

By: Natalie Greve     11th September 2013 Following the installation of three of its nine Sinovel SL3000 3 MW wind turbines, the 27 MW MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality (NMBM), is on track to begin cold commissioning in October. This phase would involve extensive testing of individual... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window, South Africa

     30th August 2013 The preferred bidders for the first window include 18 solar photovoltaic projects, eight onshore wind projects and two concentrating solar power projects. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th July 2013 Engineering and construction have started on the MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm. 

Basil Read Matomo starts construction of R550m wind farm 

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2013 Engineering and construction has started on the R550-million, 27 MW MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm, about 30 km from Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, one month after the docking of the components at the Port of Ngqura. Lead engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Basil... 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2013 The first two shiploads of wind-turbine components for the MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm site have arrived at the Port of Ngqura. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd February 2013 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - first window, South Africa. 

Wind developer in solar outreach

     8th February 2013 Wind farm Metrowind Van Stadens has installed solar-powered streetlights in the communities of Shamrock and Witteklip, in the Eastern Cape. The lights were commissioned in December and provide transformational light for local residents.  

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th December 2012 The project entails the construction and operation of a 27 MW wind farm to be located 30 km west of Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. 

SA’s competitive renewables model lauded as first projects move ahead

By: Terence Creamer     16th November 2012 There was an overwhelmingly positive reaction from developers, investors, financiers and suppliers on Monday, November 5, to the eventual signing of the agreements needed to facilitate the entry of the first large-scale renewable-energy projects into South Africa, some of which should begin... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th November 2012 There was an overwhelmingly positive reaction on November 5 to the eventual signing of the agreements needed to facilitate the entry of the first large-scale renewable-energy projects into South Africa. 

Strong support for SA’s renewables model as first deals are concluded

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2012 There was an overwhelmingly positive reaction from developers, investors, financiers and suppliers on Monday, November 5, to the eventual signing of the agreements needed to facilitate the entry of the first large-scale renewable-energy projects into South Africa, some of which should begin... 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd November 2012 Following several delays, government has confirmed that the framework is now in place for the first 28 wind and solar projects to move to financial closure. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th October 2012 The first 28 preferred bidders selected under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme have again been formally requested to extend the validity of their bids to the end of October. 

Renewable-Energy Independent Power Producer Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     14th September 2012 Following delays to achieve financial close on the first 28 wind and solar projects, the Department of Energy has confirmed a postponement of the third bid submission date. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st August 2012 The Department of Energy is expected to conclude outstanding financial-closure agreements with the first 28 wind and solar bidders shortly. 

MetroWind Van Stadens wind farm project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd August 2012 MetroWind has been given the go-ahead to build and operate the Van Stadens wind farm. 

REIPPP - first window, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd August 2012 The 28 renewable-energy project developers identified in December have been notified that the timing of financial closure may be delayed beyond the end of July. 

REIPPP - first window, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala     16th March 2012 The renewable-energy independent power producer projects are among an initial batch of 53 bids submitted for the November 2011 bid window and represent potential capacity of 1 415.2 MW. 

Renewable energy independent power producer projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th March 2012 The renewable energy independent power producer projects are among an initial batch of 53 bids submitted for the November 2011 bid window and represent potential capacity of 1 415.2 MW. 

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