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Red Sands battery energy storage solutions project, South Africa

Battery energy storage unit

3rd May 2024

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
Red Sands battery energy storage solutions (BESS) project.

Location
The project will be built on about 5 ha in Northern Cape, in South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Globeleq.

Project Description
Red Sands will be the biggest standalone BESS in Africa. 

The 153 MW/612 MWh plant was awarded preferred bidder status in South Africa’s Energy Storage Capacity Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. 

The project will be connected to the grid through the Eskom Garona substation. 

The substation will be upgraded by the Red Sands project to ensure that full network support capabilities of the project’s batteries can be used.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
Globeleq estimates that the project will cost about R5.7-billion.

Planned Start/End Date
The project will take 24 months to build.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Globeleq, email media@globeleq.com
 

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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