Enel commissions two solar PV plants in South Africa

EGP RSA has brought Adams and Pulida solar PV plants into commercial operation

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The Enel PV plant 'Finis Terrae', Chile - Image © agenziadatastampa.com

Enel (Rome, Italy), through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has brought the 82.5 MW Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants into commercial operation, which are respectively located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces, the company announced.

Together, Adams and Pulida will be able to generate 318 GWh of solar power per year, equivalent to the annual consumption needs of around 100,000 South African households.

20-year PPA with South African power utility Eskom

The two solar plants are supported by a 20-year power supply agreement with South African power utility Eskom, which Enel was awarded in 2014 following the third round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) tender promoted by the South African government.

EGP RSA currently owns and operates three other PV plants in South Africa: Paleisheuwel (82.5 MW), which is situated in the Western Cape province, Tom Burke (66 MW) in the Limpopo province and Upington (10 MW), which is located in the Northern Cape province.