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Scatec’s 540MW PV + 1,140MWh Battery Storage Project In South Africa Begins Supplying Electricity To…

Scatec, a renewable energy solutions provider, has announced that it has officially started producing and supplying electricity to the national grid from the three Kenhardt plants in the Northern Cape Province, in South Africa. Scatec says the Kenhardt project is positioned to make an important impact on the renewable energy … [continued]

South Africa Now Has Over 10 GW of Wind & Solar Generation Capacity

South Africa’s energy generation shortfall issues have been well documented here on CleanTechnica and in other forums. This has led to unprecedented electricity rationing in the country, infamously known as electricity load-shedding. South Africa has an electricity generation capacity of about 50,000 MW, dominated by the national power utility company … [continued]

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South Africa Issues Tender For 513 MW/2,052 MWh Battery Storage Spread Across 5 Sites

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has formally invited interested parties to register prospective bids under the Battery Energy Storage Capacity Bid Window of the Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (Battery Energy Storage IPPPP). The Bid Submission is scheduled to close on 5 July 2023, at 17:00. The … [continued]

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Eskom Gets Ready To Support The Growth Of The E-Mobility Sector In South Africa

The transition to electric mobility is a major opportunity for national power utility companies on the African continent. It’s a major opportunity to increase their revenues as EVs charge up on locally generated electricity. Countries will also benefit from reduced fossil fuel imports, saving them much needed foreign currency. It’s … [continued]