April 6 (Renewables Now) - Juwi Renewable Energy has won a contract for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the 36-MWp concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) power plant in Touwsrivier, Western Cape.
The company will perform the task as of April 1, 2020, through its subsidiary Juwi Solar ZA O&M 1, local media said last week. According to Christos Charalampidis, head of operations & maintenance - EMEA, Juwi will use a combination of internal resources and subcontractors for the job.
The Touwsrivier plant, with a direct current (DC) capacity of 44 MW, was brought online in December 2014 and operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with domestic utility Eskom. The complex was set up in response to South Africa's renewable energy independent power procurement programme.
Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd (PIC), a wholly-owned by the South African government, in 2018 acquired the special purpose vehicle behind the project CPV Power Plant No 1 Equity SPV (RF) (Pty) Ltd.