南非今年11月将启动40亿美元的清洁能源项目招标

2018-06-04 10:28

南非今年11月将启动40亿美元的清洁能源项目招标

 

据法国《论坛报》援引路透社和彭博社的报道,南非计划在2018年11月启动清洁能源项目的招标,项目总金额39.5亿美元,设计装机容量1800兆瓦(即180万千瓦)。

 

路透社报道参考译文如下:

 

南非将于11月份开始绿色能源合同的招标

约翰内斯堡6月1日电(路透社) - 南非能源部长6月1日周五表示,南非下一轮与独立电力生产商签署的可再生能源协议的投标将于11月开始,并可能释放高达500亿兰特(39.5亿美元)的投资。

四月份签署价值560亿兰特的可再生能源合同,这是总统西里尔·拉玛福萨(Cyril Ramaphosa)的第一笔重大投资协议,该协议承诺今年将取代遭受丑闻困扰的前任雅各布祖马(Jacob Zuma)后推动经济增长。

到目前为止,已经签署了27个主要是太阳能和风能项目 - 这些项目在祖马赞成计划建造新核电厂的计划下陷入僵局 - 已经签署了2,305兆瓦的电网。

 

南非能源部长Jeff Radebe在准备发表的讲话中说,液化天然气是“非常重要的”,而且今年7月或8月将发布天然气战略。

 

坦桑尼亚和莫桑比克拥有巨大的天然气储量,南非渴望开采,因为它试图减少对煤炭的依赖,煤炭占非洲最工业化经济产生的电力的85%以上。新一轮招标项目将为电网带来1800兆瓦的电力。

 

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2018年6月2日

 

 

S.Africa to open bidding round for green energy contracts in November

Reuters

 

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) - South Africa’s next round of bids for renewable energy agreements with independent power producers will be begin in November and could unlock investment worth up to 50 billion rand ($3.95 billion), the energy minister said on Friday.

 

Renewable energy contracts worth 56 billion rand were signed in April, the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa who has promised to kick-start economic growth since replacing his scandal-plagued predecessor Jacob Zuma this year.

 

So far, 27 mostly solar and wind projects - that were stalled under Zuma who favoured plans to build new nuclear plants - have been signed, adding 2,305 MW to the grid.

 

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said in prepared remarks that liquefied natural was a “very high priority” and that a gas strategy would be released in July or August of this year.

 

Tanzania and Mozambique have huge gas reserves that South Africa is keen to tap as it seeks to reduce reliance on coal, which accounts for over 85 percent of the power generated in Africa’s most industrialised economy. Projects from the new bidding round will bring another 1,800 MW of power to the grid.

 

 

 

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South Africa Plans to Add Up to $4 Billion of Renewable Projects

 

Intends to encourage black industrialists and power producers

New bid round in November to call for 1,800 MW of generation

 

Solar power geysers to heat hot water sit on the roofs of residential shack in the Alexandra township outside Johannesburg. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

South Africa plans to invite bidders for additional renewable power projects that may amount to as much as 50 billion rand ($4 billion) of investment and help stimulate local and black-owned business.

 

The fifth bid window for 1,800 megawatts of renewable projects under the government’s independent power producers program will start in November, according to a copy of Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s speech given at a conference in Johannesburg on Friday.

 

“The intention is to enhance local manufacturing to ensure investment and economic growth as well as the opportunity to encourage opportunities for black industrialists and the development of black independent power producers,” he said. The bid window will require similar generation technology to the so-called expedited round announced in 2015, which has expired, he said.

 

Under President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is leading a drive to attract $100 billion of investment in the next five years, Radebe revived the national renewable-energy program that was once the world’s fastest growing, but had since stagnated. The minister signed agreements with 27 independent power producers in April after more than two years of delays.