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The Open Climate Network (OCN)

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Partners in the Electricity Governance Initiative used the OCN Policy Implementation Toolkit to assess progress on implementation of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), a key pillar of South Africa’s renewable energy target and GHG mitigation goal. The review found that while REIPPP’s competitive bidding mechanism has made a good start in attracting private-sector investment to reduce dependence on coal, enhanced institutional resources will be critical to the long-term success of South Africa’s ambitious renewable energy program.