DoE – Droogfontein 2 Photovoltaic Power Plant 75 MW – Northern Cape - Project Profile
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Department of Energy, South Africa (DoE) is planning to undertake a solar power plant in Kimberly, Northern Cape, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of a 75MW solar power plant. It includes the construction of substations, access roads and related infrastructure, the installation of solar panels and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
In July 2014, DoE issued request for proposals (RFP) under the REIPP to select the developer of the project with submission deadline on August 18, 2014.
The public announcement of the preferred bidders in the fourth round of the REIPPPP has been delayed since November 2014.
On April 16, 2015, DOE disclosed the names of the first 13 renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) preferred bidders which have, until the fourth quarter of 2015, to take their projects to financial closure.
South African Department of Energy selected six successful bids for solar power plants with a total capacity of 415MW under fourth round of REIPPPP.
On April 16, 2015, DoE awarded a development contract to SunEdison, to generate operation and maintain the power plant. Under the terms, Power generated from the project is scheduled to be sold to the South African national utility, Eskom, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
DoE is awaiting approval for further development of the project.
The Droogfontein 2 project involves the construction of a 75MW solar power plant in Kimberly, Northern Cape, South Africa.
The US$120 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of substations
2. Construction of access roads
3. Installation of solar panels
4. Installation of transformers
5. Laying of transmission lines
6. Construction of related infrastructure
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