South Africa’s Nationwide Vitality Disaster Committee (NECOM) revealed that there are presently about 9 GW of unsubsidized distributed technology photo voltaic tasks unfold over greater than 100 websites presently beneath improvement.
This class contains all utility-scale PV vegetation deliberate exterior of the nation’s public sale, the Renewable Vitality Unbiased Energy Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). All of them have a capability of lower than 100 MW.
South African authorities have raised the licensing threshold for embedded technology tasks from 1 MW to 100 MW in August 2021.
“The primary of those main tasks is predicted to be linked to the grid by the tip of this yr,” NECOM mentioned in a six-month progress replace on the implementation of the Vitality Motion Plan. It mentioned it additionally plans to carry a young for utility-scale storage. “The RFP is for battery storageand earlier than accomplished and might be launched to market quickly.”
South Africa needs to cut back power dependence on the state-owned utility, Eskom. The troubled firm, unable to satisfy nationwide electrical energy demand resulting from monetary and operational points, just lately started contemplating renewables for its plant portfolio.
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