Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of Pulida solar power plant, an 82.5MW project that locates in the Free State Province in South Africa. It is expected to generate more than 150GWh of clean electricity per year.
The energy generated by Pulida will be sold to the South African utility Eskom through the 20-year power supply agreement that EGP was awarded in October 2013 as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) promoted by the South African Government.
In addition to Pulida, EGP was awarded the right to build the Gibson Bay (111 MW) and Nojoli (88 MW) wind farms, as well as the Aurora (82.5 MW), Paleisheweul (82.5 MW) and Tom Burke (66 MW) solar power projects, in the same tender. The company, which already owns and manages the 10 MW Upington solar facility, was also recently awarded a further 425 MW of South African wind power projects in the fourth phase of the REIPPPP.