62.3MW Greefspan II Solar PV Project Energised in South Africa

  • TSK has successfully energised the 62.3MW Greefspan II Solar PV Project in South Africa, in a joint venture with GRS and Umbono Energy Partners.
  • The Spanish EPC contractor reached the preliminary and final step for the commissioning of the solar PV project and is now ready to start the Grid Connection Tests shortly after successful registration.

This project is owned by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI), via its IDEAS Fund, Reatile Solar Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Phakwe Solar (RF) (Pty) Ltd, AREP (African Rainbow Energy and Power) and the Cicada Community Trust.

Located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Greefspan II Solar PV Project has 63.2 MWdc of installed capacity that will produce approximately 150,000 MWh of clean energy per year. Such figures guarantee clean energy supply for up to 20,000 South African households, while avoiding the annual emission of 130,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. Following the company’s contracting policy, the construction of the plant has created nearly 730 local jobs.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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