The ACWA Power DAO – Battery Energy Storage System is a 150,000kW energy storage project located in Groblershoop, Northern Cape, South Africa.

The project will be commissioned in 2022.


The ACWA Power DAO – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by ACWA Power International. The project is owned by ACWA Power International (50%) and Thebe DAO Pty (50%).

Contractors involved

ACWA Power International and Thebe DAO Pty are the owners. ACWA Power International is the developer.

Additional information

The project is a part of Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy had issued the tender to develop the project under Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP).

About ACWA Power International

ACWA Power International (ACWA Power) is a power generation company. It is engaged in providing power and desalinated water at low cost efficiently. It also supplies electricity and potable water to its customers. It generates power through coal, oil, gas, thermal, solar and wind technologies. ACWA Power also offers operation and maintenance services to power and water desalination industry through its subsidiary, the First National Operations & Maintenance Company. The company has operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. ACWA Power is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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