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September 21, 2021

Kenhardt Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage Systems, South Africa

By Carmen

The Kenhardt Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage Systems is a 225,000kW energy storage project located in Kenhardt, Northern Cape, South Africa. The rated storage capacity of the project is 1,140,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2021 and will be commissioned in 2022.

Description

The Kenhardt Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage Systems is being developed by H1 Holdings and Scatec. The project is owned by H1 Holdings (50%) and Scatec (50%).

Contractors involved

H1 Holdings and Scatec are the owners. H1 Holdings and Scatec are the developers.

Scatec is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

Scatec has been awarded Preferred Bidder status on three projects totaling 150 MW (3x50MW) of Contracted Capacity, by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa under the technology agnostic Risk Mitigation Power Procurement Programme (RMIPPP). The three projects (Kenhardt 1-3), in total consisting of 540 MW solar and 225 MW/1,140 MWh battery storage, were bid based on sites located in the sundrenched Northern Cape Province of South Africa.

About Scatec

Scatec ASA (Scatec) is an integrated independent producer of solar power that develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants. The company conducts project origination and development, project financing, design and engineering, procurement and construction management, operation and maintenance, and asset management. Scatec has solar power plants in operational and under construction in South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, Ukraine, Jordan, Mozambique, Czech Republic, and Rwanda. The company also has a pipeline of projects under development in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Central Asia, and South East Asia. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Methodology

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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