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eThekwini invites RFI for the procurement of new generation capacity

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (EMM), the South African municipality that includes the port city of Durban, has joined the City of Cape Town to also seek proposals for private power generation.

Deadline for submission of clarification questions 27 August 2021 16h00
Proposal submission deadline 10 September 2021 16h00

The changing energy landscape in South Africa requires EMM to adequately implement aggressive energy reforms driven by sustainable, affordable and reliable energy generation technologies. The gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity (2011) of Electricity Regulation Act (No 4 of 2006) authorises eThekwini to undertake procurement of new generation capacity in accordance with the Integrated Resource Plan.

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The EMM has prepared the Request for Information (RFI) for the possible procurement of 400MW from a diverse mix of sustainable, dispatchable and reliable power generation technologies. The aim of the eThekwini procurement is to immediately mitigate the impact of loadshedding 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.

The EMM calls for all potential private developers, investors and experienced energy infrastructure organisations to submit information relevant to the RFI requirements. Participants are requested to submit RFI before the deadline and without paying monies to anyone. The RFI is free of charge.​

eThekwini procurement information

RFI point of contact for queries:

RFI point of contact for queries:
Contact number: +2731 322 2634
Email address: Sbu.Ntshalintshali@durban.gov.za

Submit documents to:

Priscilla Moodley
Email address: Priscilla.Moodley@durban.gov.za

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Nomvuyo Tena
Nomvuyo Tena is a Content Producer at Clarion Events Africa and is as passionate about the energy transition in Africa as she is about music and Beyonce.