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Cape Town to build own solar plant in 2023 to reduce dependence on Eskom

The City of Cape Town has issued a tender for the construction of the plant in Atlantis, which will connect directly to its electrical network.

The City of Cape Town plans to build its first grid-connected solar plant in 2023.

This is one of a range of interventions to end load shedding over time, says Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.

A tender has already been issued for engineering, procurement and construction of the 7MW solar photovoltaic (PV) in Atlantis.

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                                                The Atlantis solar power plant would start generating electricity in 2024 and be in operation for 20 years.

More solar plants could be constructed across the metro in the future.

                                                    <blockquote class="blockquote">The City currently purchases most of its electricity from Eskom. High Eskom price escalations expected in future may not be financially sustainable for the City and its residents. </p><cite class="blockquote__cite">Geordin Hill-Lewis, Cape Town mayor</cite></blockquote>

                                                    <blockquote class="blockquote"><p>It is expected that the Atlantis solar plant will enhance the City's financial sustainability as the cost of generating the electricity would be lower than the bulk procurement from Eskom.</p><cite class="blockquote__cite">Geordin Hill-Lewis, Cape Town mayor</cite></blockquote>

                                                <p>Reducing dependency on Eskom also means the City can develop and explore more climate-friendly power sources than Eskom's coal-fired power stations, says Hill-Lewis.
                                                Click <a rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Media-and-news/Catching%20the%20sun%20City"><strong>here</strong></a> for more information on tenders for the Atlantis solar plant and the City's Independent Power Producer (IPP) programme.
                                                This article first appeared on CapeTalk : <a rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" href="http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/455463/cape-town-to-build-own-solar-plant-in-2023-to-reduce-dependence-on-eskom">Cape Town to build own solar plant in 2023 to reduce dependence on Eskom</a>
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2022-09-24 08:00:52

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