WCG extends deadline for its request for information on renewable energy project
We have extended the deadline on the Request for Information (RFI) for our Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project to 19 JULY 2021 at 18:00.
The RFI is calling on all potential private and public sector organisations, including Western Cape municipalities, to provide information on renewable energy projects that would develop into new generation capacity in the Western Cape.
This is an important step forward in our MER Project which was launched last year to support municipalities to take advantage of the new energy regulations to generate, procure and sell their own power so that we can become more energy secure in the Western Cape.
Information submitted through the RFI will enable the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to consider options and develop the strategic approach to assist municipalities in the Western Cape to develop and/or procure new electricity generation capacity from all types of renewable energy generation and supply systems and technologies, including self-generation, battery energy storage systems, as well as hybrid generation and storage solutions.
The MER Project is just one of the many ways to build energy resilience and buffer businesses and households from the impact of load shedding in the Western Cape.
The RFI can be accessed and submitted online at: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/110green/energy/mer-projects-rfi