DMRE launches procurement process for 2 000 MW of ‘dispatchable’ power

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has formally initiated the much-anticipated procurement process for 2 000 MW of emergency power under its so-called Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The request for proposals (RFP) bid documentation was available online from August 23 and the bid submission deadline was scheduled for November 24. Preferred bidders should be announced on December 15 and financial close for selected projects was anticipated by April 30, 2021.