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September 1, 2021

Skaapvlei Substation Battery Energy Storage System, South Africa

By Carmen

The Skaapvlei Substation Battery Energy Storage System is an 80,000kW energy storage project located in Vredendal, Western Cape, South Africa. The rated storage capacity of the project is 320,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2020.


The Skaapvlei Substation Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Eskom Holdings SOC (100%).

Contractors involved

Eskom Holdings SOC is the owner of Skaapvlei Substation Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

Eskom Holdings SOC Limited, a South African power utility, has floated a tender for a battery energy storage system (BESS) with a minimum of 80 MW/320 MWh usable capacity at South Africa’s Skaapvlei substation, in Western Cape, Vredendal.


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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