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Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

The Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

The Department of Energy (DoE), National Treasury (NT) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) established the IPPPP Unit for the specific purpose of delivering on the IPP procurement objectives. The activities of the office are in accordance with the capacity allocated to renewable energy and non-renewable generation in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010; subsequent ministerial determinations and DoE support service requirements.

The IPPPP activities continue to evolve in order to effectively respond to the planning and development needs in the current energy context. As an example, the IPPPP Office has been requested to coordinate the development of the Gas Utilisation Master Plan (GUMP) that will in turn guide the procurement of the required gas capacity as per the IRP 2010.

The IPPPP Office provides the following services:


Professional advisory services.


Procurement management services.


Monitoring, evaluation and contract management services.


Notices and Alerts

New Website for IPP Renewables Programme

We have launched a new website for the IPP Renewables Programme. Please click on the following link to visit the website:  https://www.ipp-renewables.co.za

If you experience any problems with our new website, please let us know by contacting the webmaster. 

The Preliminary Information Memorandum and the Information Memorandum, released by the Department of Energy at the Gas Options Conference on 3 October 2016, included a procurement timetable. In line with that procurement timetable it was anticipated that the RFQ for the LNG-to-Power IPP procurement programme would be released to the market in November 2016. In the meantime, the Department of Energy has released two important policy planning documents in the energy sector namely, the Integrated Energy Plan and the Integrated Resource Plan ("IRP") on 22 November 2016 and can be found on the website of the Department at http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/40445_25-11_NationalGovernment.pdf. Most notably the IRP is the country plan which sets out the electricity supply and demand balance and requirements (including the technologies) from 2020 to 2050. The Department will shortly commence with the public consultation process to solicit comments and thereafter finalise the IRP (by March 2017) for tabling to Cabinet for its approval.

It is important to ensure that there is alignment between the procurement programme and the IRP and therefore, the Department has taken the decision to postpone the release of the RFQ for the LNG-to-Power IPP procurement programme. Further detail and timelines for release of the RFQ with the revised timelines will be communicated on this website in due course.

In the meantime, parties who are interested to participate in the LNG-to-Power IPP procurement programme are at liberty to approach the IPP Office for interactions on both the Preliminary Information Memorandum and the Information Memorandum.

Both the PIM and the detailed Information Memorandum for the LNG to Power IPP Procurement Programme is now available on the following website: https://gaslng.ipp-gas.co.za . When you’ve registered and logged in, the documents can be downloaded from the Documents icon.