eThekwini Municipality is inviting all property developers, investors, and experienced energy infrastructure organisations to submit information for the possible procurement of power as part of its newly adopted Energy Policy and in line with its Climate Action Plan which was the first of its kind in Africa in September 2020.
The Request for Information (RFI) is open until the 10th of September 2021 at 16:00pm.
The municipality is looking to procure 400MW from a diverse mix of sustainable, dispatchable, reliable power generation technologies.
The long-term goals of the municipality’s Climate Action Plan include having 100% of energy being supplied by renewable energy in 2050 and its Energy Policy aims to create resilient, integrated municipal energy systems with a diversified energy mix to provide low-cost, reliable energy over the next thirty years.
“The main objectives are to mitigate the impacts of load shedding on the local economy, create sustainable jobs across the entire energy value chain and lower the prices of electricity for our residential, commercial and industrial customers” comments eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda.
Gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity (2011) of Electricity Regulation Act (No 4 of 2006) authorise municipalities to procure new generation capacity in accordance with the Integrated Resource Plan.