PV plant in Prieska achieves commercial operation

July 27th, 2016, Published in Articles: Energize


PRIESKA-7-7-16The 125 ha, 86 MW, Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project in the Northern Cape officially started commercial operation on 22 July 2016. Construction was completed after only 17 months. The Prieska-based solar plant is independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix’s first plant in South Africa and the biggest in its international fleet. The project was developed in partnership with Mulilo Renewable Energy and Ixowave Women in Power, and was built by Juwi Renewable Energies. The project, which has an expected 20-year lifespan, will be run under the auspices of the Department of Energy’s REIPPP programme. Sonnedix will manage the ongoing operations with a local team. The project, which promoted economic activity and job creation in the Northern Cape, will bring renewable power to 40 000 homes across South Africa. Project manager Torsten Keller says local content was a focus of the project and as many South African suppliers as possible were used. The company says it will remain fully committed to support the local community and its economic development over the next 20 years.

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