South African Department Of Energy Reippp

By | December 7, 2021

The renewables programme, which is seen as an example for other African countries, has resulted in over 6 000 MW of generation capacity being allocated to bidders across a variety of technologies, principally in wind and solar.

Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme  (REIPPP) is aimed at bringing additional megawatts onto the country’s electricity system through private sector investment in wind, biomass and small hydro, among others. The Eastern Cape’s renewable energy projects has created 18 132 jobs since its inception. The province was awarded 16 wind farms and one solar energy farm, with a total investment value of R33.7 billion.

The province has been able to reduce load shedding because it received an additional boost for its energy security when the R3.5 billion, 342 MW DEDISA peaking power station achieved commercial operation in October 2015. Work is underway to procure the remaining megawatts in line with the IRP 2010.

About 2 500 MW has been allocated for coal programme procurement from IPPs. Work on the Grand Inga Project to secure 2 500 MW is continuing, while an energy agreement between South Africa and the DRC has been signed. The 2014 agreement provides a legal framework for cooperation between the two countries.

More about Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme 

Renewable Independent Power Producer Programme(link is external) 

South African Department Of Energy Reippp, the Department Of Energy South Africa is responsible for ensuring exploration, development, processing, utilisation and management of South Africa’s energy sources. As the country’s economy continues to grow, energy is increasingly becoming a key focus.

Programme 1: Administration 
To provide strategic support and management services to the Ministry and the Department of Energy (DoE).

Programme 2: Energy Policy and Planning
To ensure evidence-based planning, policy setting and investment decisions in the energy sector to improve energy security through supply- and demand-side management options and increase competition through regulation.

Programme 3: Petroleum and Petroleum Products Regulation 
To manage the regulation of petroleum and petroleum products to ensure optimum and orderly functioning of the petroleum industry to achieve Government’s developmental goals.

Programme 4: Electrification and Energy Programme and Project Management
To manage, coordinate and monitor programmes and projects focused on access to energy.

Programme 5: Nuclear Energy 
To manage the South African nuclear energy industry and control nuclear material in terms of international obligations, nuclear legislation and policies to ensure the safe and peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Programme 6: Clean Energy
To manage and facilitate the development and implementation of clean and renewable energy initiatives as well as EEDSM.

Aim, Vision and Mission of Department Of Energy South Africa

Formulate energy policies, regulatory frameworks and legislation, and oversee their implementation to ensure energy security, promotion of environmentally-friendly energy carriers and access to affordable and reliable energy for all South Africans.
Vision 2025
Our vision is to improve our energy mix by having 30% clean energy by 2025 within a transformed and sustainable Energy Sector, with universal access to modern energy carriers for all.
Our mission is to regulate and transform the Energy Sector for the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy.