South African Chemicals Firm Needs 600 MW RE

Sasol Issues Request For Information Round To Procure 600 MW Renewable Energy From Wind & Solar PV Technologies In South Africa
06:34 AM (Beijing Time) - 18. May 2020
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Through wind and solar power generated by 600 MW renewable energy capacity selected under an RFI, Sasol aims to power its South African operations. (Photo Credit: Sasol/Twitter)

Key Takeaways

  • Sasol has launched a RFI to seek renewable energy producers for 600 MW capacity
  • Company aims to identify partners for potential deployment of wind and solar PV technologies in South Africa
  • Power produced by facilities of the selected IPP will be purchased by Sasol under a PPA

South Africa headquartered petrochemicals company Sasol is seeking renewable energy supply from 600 MW capacity for its South African operations through a request for information (RFI). It aims to identify partners for the potential deployment of renewable energy projects, specifically comprising wind and solar PV technologies.

Sasol wants minimum generation capacity of a project to be 20 MW to be implemented either as wheeled option from suitable locations across the country or as embedded option close to the company’s facilities in Sasolburg or Secunda.

Sasol sees renewable energy as a key enabler to reduce its GHG emissions in line with its target to reduce absolute GHG emissions from the South African operations by a minimum of 10% by 2030 compared to the 2017 baseline, to be able to make products in a sustainable manner.

Successful bidders will be required to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Sasol as independent power producers (IPP).

Last date to email RFI documents along with company profile is June 5, 2020. Details will be available on Sasol’s website.

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