South Africa

Bowmans advised The Department of Energy and National Treasury in relation to the various independent power producer (IPP) programmes currently underway including IPP bid processes for renewable energy which has won several awards, base load coal, LNG gas to power, and a number of related programmes in South Africa. Bowmans is also advising on the amendment of legislation required to facilitate the process including the Gas Act, Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, the Electricity Regulations Act itself and the institutions required to support the bid process.  We are further advising, as part of the advisory team to the Department of Energy and National Treasury, on the following on-going programmes (amongst others):

  • Coal Baseload and Co-gen IPP programmes in which Bowman is the lead advisor on all the legal streams (The Coal Baseload had a bid submission phase and preferred bidder award in 2016);
  • National Solar Water Heater Programme in which the Bowman Gilfillan advised on the appropriate structure of the programme, including preparation of the procurement documents (this programme also had a bid submission phase for supply contracts in 2015, in 2016 advice centred on the procurement process for installation contracts and supplier matters); and
  • LNG Gas to Power Programme in which Bowman Gilfillan is leading on the design of the procurement process, environmental and regulatory aspects of the Programme, the RFI was issued in 2016.