Country:South Africa
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Economic Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Wind>Onshore, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Co-firing with fossil fuels, Bioenergy, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Hydropower
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large

In March 2011 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), a public procurement programme, replaced the Feed-in Tariff system, which was introduced in 2009.

Qualifying technologies: onshore wind, solar PV, solar thermal, biomass solid, biogas, landfill gas and small hydro plants.

A ceiling tariff level is established for each technology in the auctions. Winning bidders sign PPAs, which are guaranteed for a period of 20 years.

From 2011 to the beginning of 2015 five rounds of reverse auctions were held for construction and supply of 3,625MW of large-scale (>5MW) renewable energy capacity. 

Results of the auction rounds

Auction number

Auction date

Capacity allocated

Round 1

7 December 2011

1.4 GW

Round 2

21 May 2012

1 GW

Round 3

29 October 2013

1.4 GW

Round 4

11 April 2015

200 MW allocated to solar thermal

Round 5

25 June 2015

Results not announced yet

This record supersedes:Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT)

Last modified: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:12:02 CET