In March 2021, EDF Renewables in a consortium composed with its partner Perpetua Holding, won the Umoyilanga project in the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMI4P), developed by the Government.
This innovative project will work as a virtual power plant, combining solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer 75 MW of dispatchable power to the National Grid. This comprises a 77 MW wind farm on the coast in the south of SA, and a 138 MW solar power plant in the Northern Cape region, which benefits from the country best solar irradiation. Both power plants will be equipped with a battery storage system totalling 75 MW of power. The low-carbon electricity produced each year will help meet the electricity needs of 124,000 local people.