Since August 2011, South Africa has relied on a competitive bidding process, the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) program, to add renewables capacity. The REIPPP has received international acclaim and attracted a host of international renewable players. However, South Africa’s renewable development faces challenges on three major fronts: grid constraints; the government’s coal and nuclear based-generation expansion ambitions; and a slowing economy.

FTI Intelligence analyzes those challenges and suggests why renewables are still expected to grow in this Spark – Energy Insight South Africa: Renewables Surge as Country Struggles With Coal Legacy.

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