New delays to South Africa RE push

South Africa’s renewables programme faces a new round of minor delays, with the government postponing the deadline for closing second-window projects, and pushing back the start of bidding for the third window.

Once again, the government finds itself needing more time to finalise all internal approvals and power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Both the sign-off on second round projects (totaling 1.04GW of capacity), and the opening of the third bidding window (with a maximum 1.17GW of capacity on the line) have been postponed until the end of the month, according to local press reports.

Second-window projects, including Cennergi’s 138MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, were previously required to have reached financial close by late March. However, as with first-window projects, the government has been unable to fulfill its end of the deal, leaving the Log in to read complete article.

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