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Cape Town Plans to Issue More Power-Related Tenders This Year

  • City to seek provision of so-called dispatchable electricity
  • Cape Town seeks systems to cut power use at high-demand times
People work during a load-shedding power outage in Cape Town, South Africa.

People work during a load-shedding power outage in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

Cape Town, South Africa’s second-biggest city, is planning more power-related tenders in coming months as the country faces a record number of electricity outages this year.

The city will hold a tender for dispatchable power -- electricity that can be generated according to demand -- as well as systems to curtail demand, Kadri Nassiep, the city’s executive director of energy and climate change, said by phone on Monday.