Scatec ASA, a renewable energy solutions provider, has been awarded preferred bidder status for a batter energy storage project in South Africa
The Mogobe (Ferrum) project sotals 103MW / 412MWh and was awarded under the first bid window of the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (BESIPPPP) by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.
According to Scatec CEO, Terje Pilskog, it marks another significant achievement in South Africa for the company as well as for the renewable energy transition of the country. “Today’s award reaffirms our standing as a leading renewable energy player in South Africa. We applaud the South African government’s commitment and dedication to the battery storage procurement programme.”
The proposal request was issued in March this year with the bid submission in August. This award is part of the wider programme to procure 513MW of battery storage across five Eskom transmission substation in the Northern Cape province.
“Once again, we have shown that dispatchable energy and grid infrastructure are cornerstones to the sustainability of South Africa’s current and future energy system,” added Jan Fourie, EVP sub-Saharan Africa, Scatec.
Scatec, which will be the EPC provider and provide operations & maintenance as well as asset management services for the project, will own 51% of the equity in the project with Perpetua Holding owning 46.5% and a Community Trust holding 2.5%.