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Oya Energy hybrid dispatchable facility, South Africa – update

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23rd February 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Oya Energy hybrid dispatchable facility.

Location
Between the towns of Ceres and Sutherland, straddling the Western and Northern Cape provinces in South Africa.

Project Owner/s
The project is being developed by G7 Renewable Energies and ENGIE Africa, and empowerment partners Meadows Energy and Perpetua.

Project Description
The 128 MW project was awarded preferred bidder status in the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme in March 2021, and reached legal close on August 30, 2023.

The facility will integrate co-located 86.4 MW wind energy, 155 MW solar photovoltaic arrays and 94 MW/242 MWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery storage at one site using one hybrid plant controller.

Oya will be one of the largest hybrid energy projects in Africa considering the technology mix, size and price.

The facility will operate at a capacity factor of about 75% between 05:00 and 21:30, when national electricity demand is the highest.

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
Oya Energy, tel +27 21 300 0610 or email info@oya.energy.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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