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September 2, 2021

Ilanga I – Thermal Energy Storage System, South Africa

By Carmen

The Ilanga I – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in ZF Mgcawu, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2021.


The Ilanga I – Thermal Energy Storage System is being developed by Cobra Gestion de Infraestructuras (Ggrupo Cobra) and FG Emvelo.

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Cobra Gestion de Infraestructuras (Ggrupo Cobra) and FG Emvelo are the developers.

SENER Grupo de Ingenieria is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

Type of storage: 2-tank indirect.


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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