31 Oct '12, 9am

South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion In New Renewable Energy Projects

South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion In New Renewable Energy Projects

South Africa, one of the most coal-dependent countries in the world, has taken another major step toward a clean energy future. The country’s energy minister recently announced approval of $5.4 billion for 28 wind, solar, and geothermal projects that will add 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of new renewables capacity to the grid. These projects represent the first round of five auctions in the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Program (REIPP), with contracts to be signed on November 5th and generation to become operational between 2014 and 2016. Cape Town’s electricity will soon be much cleaner All five rounds of REIPP auctions were originally expected to add 3.725 GW of new renewable energy projects by 2016. The second round of REIPP bidding , which is a step behind the 28 first-round projects, named 19 preferred projects with a 1.04 GW total capacity and $3.3 bil...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/10/31/south-africa-approves...

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