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The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program was launched by the Government in 2011. To date, close to 9 GW of renewable energy has been procured by the Government, of which 1.5 GW is solar. The country aims to install more than 8 GW of solar by 2030. Scatec Solar entered the South African market in 2010. With 448 MW in operation Scatec Solar is the leading solar player in the country.
We develop new projects across Africa from our offices in Cape Town. This is also our engineering hub and our 24/7 operated global Control & Monitoring centre is located here.

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South Africa

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Upington, South Africa, 258 MW

In operation

The three solar power plants are situated on adjacent plots, 25 km outside of Upington in the Northern Cape. Scatec Solar was awarded preferred bidder status for the Upington project in the fourth bidding round under REIPPP in 2015. The projects hold 20-year PPAs with Eskom, the national utility company. The equity partners for all three solar plants are Norfund, BEE Industrial (H1) and BEE Trust. Lenders are Standard bank + syndicate lenders.

2020

Grid connected

650

GWh produced per annum

120k

Households to be powered

600k

CO2 emissions to be avoided (tons)

Kalkbult, South Africa, 75 MW

In operation

The Kalkbult plant, situated in the Northern Cape region, is one of the largest solar plants in South Africa. The first project commissioned under Round 1 REIPPP in March 2014, and was the first REIPPP project to be grid connected and operational in South Africa.
It is the only fixed tilt plant in the portfolio, with an exceptional production record contributing to regional growth and portfolio performance. The project holds a 20-year PPA with Eskom, the national utility company. The equity partners are Stanlib, Old Mutual, Simacel and Community Trust. Lenders are Standard Bank + syndicate lenders.

2013

Grid connected

141

GWh produced per annum

35k

Households powered

130k

CO2 emissions avoided (tons)

Dreunberg, South Africa, 75 MW

In operation

Dreunberg is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Commissioned in December 2014, Dreunberg was the second project won under Round 2 of the REIPPP Program. As a tracking plant, it yields the highest production in the South African portfolio. The project holds a 20-year PPA with Eskom, the national utility company. The equity partners are Stanlib, Simacel, Community Trust. Lenders are Standard Bank + syndicate lenders.

2014

Grid connected

156

GWh produced per annum

38k

Households powered

144k

CO2 emissions avoided (tons)

Linde, South Africa, 40 MW

In operation

Situated in the arid, Karoo, region of the Northern Cape; Linde benefits from extremely high levels of irradiation. Linde was commissioned in July 2014, three months before scheduled deadline. As an early generator, electricity was sold to the utility and provided to households earlier than anticipated. The project holds a 20-year PPA with Eskom, the national utility company. The equity partners are Stanlib, Old Mutual, Simacel and Community Trust. Lenders are Standard Bank + syndicate lenders.


2014

Grid connected

86

GWh produced per annum

20k

Households powered

80k

CO2 emissions avoided (tons)