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Mulilo Total Hydra storage project, South Africa

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23rd February 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Mulilo Total Hydra storage project.

Location
Northern Cape, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
The project is being developed by a consortium comprising TotalEnergies (35%), Hydra Storage Holding (35%) and broad-based black economic-empowerment partner Reatile Renewables (30%).

Project Description
The project is part of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme launched by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to develop electricity generation capacity and alleviate the country’s electricity supply constraints.

The project entails the construction of a major hybrid renewables project, comprising a 216 MW solar plant and a 500 MWh battery storage system to manage the intermittency of solar production.

The project will supply 75 MW of dispatchable power to State-owned power utility Eskom on a continuous basis, from 05:00 to 19:30, which is longer than the available sunshine period.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
Not stated.

Planned Start/End Date
The project is expected to be operational in 2025.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Total Energies media relations, tel +33 1 47 44 46 99 or email presse@totalenergies.com.
Total Energies investor relations, tel +33 1 47 44 46 46 or email ir@totalenergies.com.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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