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Mantashe confirms 45- to 60-day delay in renewables bidding to cater for doubling of …

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reported that the bid submission deadline for Bid Window Six (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme would be delayed by between 45 and 60 days to ensure procedural fairness in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the size of the round would be doubled from 2 600 MW to 5 200 MW. The bid submission date for BW 6 was initially set down for August 11, after the request for proposals (RFP) documentation was published on April 6.

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