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Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 2, South Africa

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1st March 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 2 (BW2).

Location
North West, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, and the Independent Power Producers (IPP) Office.

Project Description
The request for proposals for the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (BESIPPPP) – BW2 was released in December 2023 and calls for 615 MW battery energy storage capacity.

Eight storage facilities in closest proximity to dedicated substations – Mercury, Carmel, Hermes, Ngwedi, Midas, Marang,

Bighorn and Ararat, in the North West supply area – will be procured.

Under BW2, the IPP Office is aiming to procure 77 MW of battery energy storage systems at every substation, with four hours of storage.

A minimum availability of 95% over 8 760 hours per contracted year is also stipulated and the facilities will be expected to provide instantaneous, regulating and supplementary reserves.

The closing date for bid submissions under BW2 is April 30, 2024.

The preferred bidder will be announced about three months after the bid submission date.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
Not stated.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
IPP Office, email query@ipp-storage.co.za.
 

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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