The Umoyilanga Energy Battery Energy Storage System is a 75,000kW energy storage project located in South Africa.

The project will be commissioned in 2022.


The Umoyilanga Energy Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty. The project is owned by EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty (50%), a subsidiary of EDF Renewables and Perpetua Holdings Pty (50%).

Contractors involved

EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty and Perpetua Holdings Pty are the owners. EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty 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 EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty

EDF Renewables (South Africa) Pty Ltd formely known as InnoWind (Pty) Ltd (InnoWind), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles SA, is a renewable energy company that operates wind farms. The company develops, finances, builds, owns and operates renewable energy generation facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides oversight services for renewable energy projects by managing the projects and their commercial agreements over their entire life cycle. The company is currently engaged in management and development of wind farm project in eastern cape region include Waainek Wind Farm, Grassridge Wind Farm, Chaba Wind Farm, Wesley-Ciskei, and others . It offers services such as project development, construction management and asset management on renewable energy projects in partenership with other business entities. The company runs its operations in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa. EDF Renewables is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.


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