TENTRANS (TENDERING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITIONS) - DANIDA

Examining how South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme interacts with local industrial development and local institutional change.

As the global transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy (RE) gathers pace, the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in South Africa (SA) has been a game changer in terms of stimulating the deployment of large scale RE and unlocking possible pathways towards more sustainable economic, industrial, environmental and social development.

As the largest and first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, REIPPPP offers valuable academic and policy-relevant insights for other countries that are in the process of designing and adopting similar RE tendering schemes. In particular, important insights can be obtained from studying whether and how REIPPPP has fostered broader developmental objectives. The TENTRANS project examines how REIPPPP interacts with and impacts local industrial development and local institutional change, and what this implies for sustainable energy transitions in SA and beyond. With a specific focus on wind power projects developed under REIPPPP, the project will generate new knowledge on the potential development implications of RE tendering schemes.

Power Futures Lab is collaborating with UNEP DTU, DTU Wind,  the Danish Institute for International Studies, PRISM (UCT) and CST (Stellenbosch University). Industry partners are Wind Denmark (DWIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).

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