DMRE South Africa launches procurement of 2 GW to improve power supply

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SOUTH AFRICA – The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has launched a tech-neutral procurement of 2 GW of short-term risk-mitigation capacity, which will see solar among the competing technologies. The DMRE had specified in December 2019 that the procured capacity should be connected to the grid in the shortest amount of time at the lowest possible cost. “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 DMRE said.…

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