Publish on 01/04/2022
In October 2021, EDF Renewables was awarded 3 out of 25 projects announced in the Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP), out of the 39 projects received. When complete, the Coleskop, San Kraal and Phezukomova Energy Facilities (140 MW each) will supply electricity to 420,000 local people in Umbsobomvu Local Municipality.
The REIPPPP intends to implement 2,6 GW additional power capacity both through PV plants and onshore wind farms. Those massive investment are expected to create some 13,900 job opportunities locally. Including the successful REIPPP bid and two other independent projects awarded in 2021, EDF Renewables has already accumulated an 800 MW pipeline of projects for development in South Africa in 2022.