After a six-month delay in launching bidding round 7 in the government-backed energy procurement programme, the energy department now hopes to launch this and two other bidding rounds before the end of 2023.

Minister of mineral resources & energy Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday that his department is finalising governance approvals ( for the release of bid window 7 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), an inaugural gas-to-power bidding round and bidding round 2 of the battery storage programme...

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