I have updated the overall list of preferred bidders (previous post here) based on this morning’s DoE media announcement.
Press release from the DoE found here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=566339060135913&id=316555815114240
Big news items:
Financial close for Round 4 expected for Q4 this year
Additional capacity to be allocated to round 4. Word on the street is that this is in the region of 1GW
Another 1.8GW may be allocated to an additional procurement round (Round 4.5). This would be an expedited application process, open to bidders who were unsuccessful in previous rounds. A good opportunity for developers to get returns on their development costs…
Round 5 due to be issued next year, with updates to the RFP
Finally, the DoE intends to apply for a further allocation of 6.3GW of RE capacity.
I am constantly looking for a summary of what has been awarded under the three (and a half) REIPPP rounds to date, and so thought I would put this on here, for my records as much as for your information. I figure if I’m looking for it, someone else must be too.