Eskom has launched a brand new tender for 2 main battery initiatives price 36.5 MW/146 MWh of vitality storage capability.
South Africa’s state-owned utility is on the lookout for corporations to design, construct and function storage techniques totaling 35 MW/140 MWh at its Melkhout substations, within the Jap Cape province, and a 1.5 MW / 6 MWh storage system and a 2.04 MW PV system at its Mier substation in Rietfontein, Northern Cape province. The African Growth Financial institution and the New Growth Financial institution agreed to supply financing.
Each initiatives have to be commissioned inside six months or sooner, as much as a most interval of eight months. The chosen bidders should function the initiatives and supply upkeep providers for a interval of 5 years.
The tender is open to corporations from any nation. builders have till March 1, 2023, to submit their bids.
The acquisition is a part of the primary part of a BESS initiative by the South African authorities, with a complete of 500 MW of vitality storage. Final week, South Korea’s Eskom and Hyosung Heavy Industries started development of South Africa’s first BESS system on the utility’s Elandskop substation. The 8 MW/32 MWh challenge is a part of the 343 MW battery procurement introduced final August.
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