South Africa launched in July 2015 round 4.5 of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), to procure an additional 1.8 GW of renewable energy capacity. News says some 450 MW of the capacity is to be allocated to CSP projects and seven CSP projects were bid. One year has passed after the exciting announcement, however, the results of the tender are still up in the air and are expected in the coming months.
As the sheet summarized by CSP Focus shows, a total capacity of 600MW (7 projects) were awarded for CSP projects during the last four rounds in REIPPPP, and 1/3 are operational. And Redstone just announced break-ground earlier this month and is expected to be commissioned by 2018.
As far, CSP industry development in South Africa seems to be going quite well and surely attracts large number of global and local players to join. As for the next round 4.5, competition is becoming fiercer, in which projects joined include KotuloTsatsi, Rooipunt and Kalkaar by SolarReserve & ENGIE, Solis I by BrightSource and one by ACWA, all are of 150MW capacity. It can be predicted that 4 projects with around 150MW per will be finally awarded during Round 4.5.
REIPPPP CSP Allocation by Round 3.5:
|REIPPPP||Awarded Time||Total Capacity (MW)||Project Name||Project Capacity (MW)||Technology||Developer||Status|
|Round 1||Dec. 2011||150||Kaxu Solar One||100||Parabolic Trough||Abengoa & IDC||Operational|
|Khi Solar One||50||Tower||Abengoa & IDC||Operational|
|Round 2||May. 2012||50||Bokpoort||50||Parabolic Trough||ACWA||Operational|
|Round 3||Oct. 2013||200||Xina Solar One||100||Parabolic Trough||Abengoa||Construction|
|Ilanga 1||100||Parabolic Trough||Emvelo & Cobra||Construction|
|Round 3.5||Nov. 2014||200||Kathu||100||Parabolic Trough||ENGIE||Construction|
|Redstone||100||Tower||SolarReserve & ACWA||Construction|
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