- South Africa’s state owned energy utility, Eskom, has issued a tender for 35MW/140 MWh Big Battery plus 2MW solar PV/1.5 MW/6 MWh Battery hybrid system.
Title of the Request for Bids (RFB)
Design, engineering, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of:
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with a minimum of 35MW/140 MWh of usable capacity and energy, including 5 Years Plant Operation and Maintenance Services and the associated Network Integration Equipment (NIE) at Eskom Melkhout Substations. Koega Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa and,
2.04 MW Photovoltaic System and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with a minimum of 1.5 MW/6 MWh of usable capacity and energy including 5 Years Plant Operation and Maintenance Services, the associated Network Integration Equipment, Capacitor Banks on the Wessel Klipkop 22kV line, Telecommunications Equipment and a 33kV Loop In-Loop-Out Connection on the existing Rietfontein 33kV line including approximately 700m of new 33kV
line to the new Mier Substation at Mier Rietfontein Near Rietfontein in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality (Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Link to tender documents HERE
Author: Bryan Groenendaal