It is important to point out that the Department is obliged to conduct its procurement process in compliance with all legislative and regulatory prescripts of the laws of South Africa.
With regard to 1 (a)(b) The grid constraints that affected BW6 procurement were in specific areas and there is no linkage with Karpowerships.
With regard to 2 (a) Please see response 1 above(b),for all the remaining Preferred Bidders under the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement bid window, the Department intends to conclude all procurement decisions before the end of this financial year.
With regard to 3 (a) and (b) The Department is not responsible for the allocation of grid, this is the mandate of Eskom as the custodian of the national grid.
With regard to 4, The lists of procured projects and the list of preferred bidders for each of the bid windows are available on the IPP Projects website at www.ipp-projects.co.za The Department can provide the list if so required.