The power generated from this programme must be new generation capacity, as defined in the New Gen Regulations. For the purposes of this programme, the refurbishment of existing coal-fired power generation units will not be considered as new generation capacity. The facility shall not include retrofit or refurbished plant or equipment. It shall be new plant and equipment installed on a greenfield or previously cleared brownfield site.
This programme will procure coal fired power generation technology that include boilers of the pulverised coal or fluidised bed type. The boilers combust coal to generate heat, which in turn is used to create high pressure and temperature steam that is then expanded in the steam turbine. The mechanical energy produced in the steam turbine is then converted to electrical energy in the generator.
The Evaluation of the First Bid Submission Phase is completed. Bidders will in due course be advised of the outcome.
The Department would like to bring to your attention that the Coal Baseload Bid Window 2 Submission Dates have been postponed. New Dates will be communicated in due course via the website and a Briefing Note.