Making communities count: maximising local benefit potential in South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP)

Research Reports:   2013   -   By Louise Tait, Holle Linnea Wlokas and Ben Garside

In South Africa, independent producers of renewable energy are invited to bid to take part in a large-scale, innovative, government-led scheme which aims to not only increase the share of renewable energy in the national grid, but also to benefit impoverished communities. The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RE IPPPP) requires independent power producers to contribute to various economic development criteria, including in the communities where their projects are located.


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