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August 31, 2021

Blanket Gold Mine Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System, Zimbabwe

By Carmen

The Blanket Gold Mine Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Blanket, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Additional information

Caledonia Mining Corporation plc is the owner of the project. Caledonia Mining Corporation plc is seeking proposals for a 19.65 MW solar power plant and energy storage system it wants to build at its Blanket gold mine near Gwanda. An ESS with an estimated storage capacity range of 0–5 MVA shall be designed and installed near the existing diesel generator bank at Blanket Mine.

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All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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