Siyakhula/SUNEQ – De Wildt Solar Power Plant 50 MW – North-West Province - Project Profile
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Siyakhula Trust (Siyakhula) and SunEdison (SUNEQ) are planning to build a solar power plant in Brits, North West Province, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of a 50MW solar power plant. It includes the construction of a 88 kV substation and a loop in, loop out into the existing De Wildt/Brits overhead lines, an office space, access roads, the installation of solar panels, generators and transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
It will use single-axis tracker technology.
SUNEQ signed a power purchase agreement with Eskom Holdings.
In 2014, the rezoning and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was completed.
In July 2014, Department of Energy (DoE) issued request for proposals (RFP) under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPP) to select a contractor with submission in August 2014.
In June 2015, the project was awarded preferred bidder status by the DoE and SUNEQ awarded as a developer for the project.
In February 2017, the Department of Environmental Affairs given the go-ahead for the project.
Project is being delayed as Eskom is yet to sign PPA.
The De Wildt project involves the construction of a 50MW solar power plant in Brits, North West Province, South Africa.
The US$100 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a new 132 kV loop in, loop out
2. Construction of an office space
3. Construction of access roads
4. Installation of solar panels
5. Construction of generators
6. Construction of transformers
7. Laying of transmission lines
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