The preferred bidders announced in October by energy minister Gwede Mantashe for Bid Window 5 of
the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) included 12 wind
power projects, representing some 1 600 MW of new generation capacity. If agreements are reached and all goes according to plan, these would add to the 34 wind farms procured under the first four bid windows, 27 of which were operational by December 2021 and providing 3 024 MW to the national grid. Another 1 600 MW of wind power will be procured under Bid Window 6 in 2022.
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