Enel Green Power and Qatar SWF Reveal Renewable Energy Deal in Eastern Cape Province in SA

Posted on 02/27/2024

Enel’s renewable arm is called Enel Green Power. Enel Green Power and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), through their jointly controlled entity, Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), have concluded three long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (Air Liquide) and Sasol South Africa (Sasol) to supply 330 MW of renewable energy to Sasol’s Secunda site, where Air Liquide claims to operate the world’s largest oxygen production facility. This makes Enel Green Power RSA one of the first renewable energy companies to conclude a set of large-scale wind PPAs in South Africa for the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) market.

The power will be generated by three joint venture-owned wind projects located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and are expected to be operational by 2026. This 330 MW cluster complements the existing platform of over 730 MW already in operation and is expected to result in an annual production of more than 1,100 GWh.

The announcement also marks the first project developed entirely under the umbrella of the JV between Enel Green Power and QIA since the two entities entered into a partnership to build and operate renewable energy plants in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The partnership is aligned with QIA’s commitment to support the global transition to a low-carbon future, and strengthens Enel Green Power as a renewable energy supplier in South Africa as it continues discussions with other off-takers to increase energy capacity.

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