Minerals & energy minister Gwede Mantashe has announced the opening of bid window 6 of the government’s renewable energy programme, which will procure 2,600MW from independent power producers (IPPs).

This will be more than enough energy for power utility Eskom to avoid stage 2 rolling power cuts when the projects are up and running. About 1,600MW will be from wind and the balance from solar...

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