Eskom’s comment on the announcement of the commercial close of the renewable energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme Bid Window 5 (REIPPPP BW5)
12 May 2022
Eskom acknowledges and welcomes the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) extension of the commercial close timelines for the 25 preferred bidders announced under the Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme Bid Window 5 (REIPPPP BW5) with all projects expected to sign project agreements by no later than end of September 2022.
Eskom’s Grid Access Unit (GAU) would like to re-iterate its support to the Programme, and to clarify the following regarding the REIPPPP BW5, as well as the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) and the non-DMRE projects (the so-called “100MW reform” projects):
As selected by customers and IPPs, these are all self-build projects.
In the self-build project process, the IPPs are responsible, for among others: