Wind, Solar & Storage:
EDF Renewables (South Africa) is an established leader in renewable energy solutions in the region, and has contributed significantly to South Africa’s renewable energy goals. The company has completed four windfarms for the REIPPP, including the Waainek, Chaba, Grassridge and Wesley-Ciskei projects. Currently, in total, EDF Renewables is contributing 141.6MW of generation capacity to the grid.
Offering both wind and solar PV solutions, EDF Renewables develops, builds, operates and maintains renewable energies projects, both for itself and for third parties.
Through EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary EDF Store and Forecast, EDF Renewables can offer utility-scale battery storage either as a stand-alone solution or integrated into a renewable energy project in a hybrid solution.
Global Renewable Energy Experts:
EDF Renewables is a world leader in renewable energy electricity. The company develops, builds and operates clean energy power plants in more than 20 countries both for our own account and for third parties.
Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic power. EDF Renewables operates primarily in Europe and North America, and is continuing to grow regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. The company has strong positions in offshore wind power, but also in other areas of the renewable energies industry such as energy storage.
As of June 30th 2020 the company’s gross installed capacity amounted to 13 287 MW worldwide, with net installed capacity standing at 8 184,9 MW and gross capacity under construction at 8 869 MW.
EDF Renewables’ project development team is responsible for the origination, development and/or acquisition of clean energy projects across Southern Africa.
Projects are designed for purpose: from 30 MW for captive or embedded plants up to multi-100 MW for utility offtake.
After conducting preliminary desktop feasibility studies to identify a potential site, EDF Renewables engages in negotiations with landowners and conducts site visits.
Once landowners are contractually committed to the project, the necessary feasibility studies are carried-out by experts (in-house and external) and the permits and licenses required to build and operate the project are applied for and secured.
Feasibility studies for a wind farm include: bird and bat monitoring programmes, Environmental Impact Assessments, a wind measurement campaign, geotechnical studies, Rezoning, grid integration studies etc.
Throughout the process, EDF Renewables engages actively with all relevant stakeholders, so as to create a mutually beneficial relationship throughout the lifetime of its projects.
Since 2009, EDF Renewables has developed expertise to secure land rights on private, municipal and community owned land.
Battery Storage: Through EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary EDF Store and Forecast, EDF Renewables can offer utility-scale battery storage solutions either as stand-alone or integrated into a renewable energy project (hybrid solution).