Government has released the first Request for Proposals (RFP) under the Integrated Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme, also known as the iREREP/Programme.
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) together with the Ministry of Electricity, supported by National Treasury’s Government Technical Advisory Centre’s (GTAC) released this RFP on Tuesday.
“The release of this PHASE 1 RFP comes at an opportune moment, with government remaining steadfast in eradicating the electricity and water supply challenges, and the rampant landfill shortages our country continues to face.
“This programme will introduce up to 3 740MW of equivalent capacity through renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, while saving 47 million kilolitres of water and reducing waste to landfill by 1 million tons,” Minister Sihle Zikalala said at a media briefing in Pretoria.
The iREREP will be the largest programme for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities on the African continent.
This project was gazetted as a Strategic Integrated Project (SIP28) in July 2020 as part of the Infrastructure Investment Plan.