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South Africa - Eskom Distributed Battery Storage Program – ESMF Summary


The Battery Program proposed to be implementing with financing from the African Development Bank and the World Bank will consist of supplying, installing and operating distributed battery storage infrastructure at Eskom sub-stations including sub-stations located at existing Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) plants operated by Eskom Renewables (including the Bank-funded 100 MW Sere wind farm), upcoming distributed solar PV to be implemented by Eskom Distribution, and the new REIPPP sites. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be used to assist peak shaving, frequency support and ancillary services in the distribution network.

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