South Africa - Eskom Renewable Energy Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 30 May 2011
Signature Date 25 Sep 2011
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 6,648,659.04
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Eskom Renewable Energy Project was conceived as part of a research program aimed at studying South Africa's renewable energy resources and identifying appropriate alternative solutions to meet the renewable energy needs of the country. The program was launched because of the growing demand for electricity in South Africa and the need to diversify the energy mix of Eskom. The project is expected to promote knowledge of wind and solar technologies in South Africa and provide an opportunity to identify implementation, implementation and operational management issues related to these technologies. It has two main sub-projects or components: the Sere Wind Power Project and the Upington Solar Concentration Project. The expected results of implementation of the present will be measured using the following indicators: (i) increase in the supply of renewable energy; (ii) direct greenhouse gas emissions avoided; (iii) number of jobs created; and (iv) investments in renewable energy projects through funding from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF).

Project Objectives

The project's development objective is to facilitate the accelerated development of large-scale renewable energy generation capacity in support of South Africa's long-term strategy for carbon reduction.

Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of the subprojects will be the populations and enterprises established in the said provinces and communes, and the local tourist economy which will be strongly stimulated. It should be noted that the energy produced will supply the national electricity grid and benefit the entire country through the provision of clean and reliable energy.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-F00-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name PEDERSEN Anders Cajus
Email a.pedersen@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Africa
Coordinates Location Name
-28.4478 21.2561 Upington
-29.5 22 Province of Northern Cape
-34 20 Province of the Western Cape
-31.6683 18.5012 Vredendal