18 Oct 2020

Bokamoso Solar Power Plant in SA Enters Commercial Operation Phase

18 Oct 2020  by Agence Ecofin   

In South Africa, the Bokamoso solar power plant has marketed its first megawatt hours. The infrastructure with a capacity of 78 MW is the first of three plants with a total capacity of 250 MW, built by Juwi in the country.

In South Africa, the Bokamoso solar power plant with a capacity of 78 MW has started commercial production . The announcement was made by independent power producer Juwi Renewable Energies who built the infrastructure near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province. “We are delighted to have reached this important milestone,” said Greg Austin, Executive Director of Juwi.

The plant was financed with the support of partners such as the African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) through its IDEAS Fund, Phakwe Group, Reatile Group and African Rainbow Energy and Power.

It is part of a batch of three plants with a combined capacity of 250 MW, which the company has obtained construction. “Once the three projects are completed, which will happen in the next few months, juwi will have a 20% share of the South African market in terms of construction, operation and maintenance of power plants,” said Stephan Hansen, director of company operations.


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