Enel Green Power (EGP), a subsidiary of the Italian energy firm Enel Group, has signed 220 MW power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Air Liquide and Sasol in South Africa. The largest oxygen production facility in the world, operated by Air Liquide at Sasol’s Secunda location, will begin receiving renewable energy from EGP in 2025. The renewable energy will be supplied by EGP’s two wind farms in the Eastern Cape, which can generate more than 800 GWh of clean energy annually when combined. The PPAs are the result of a joint request for proposal initiated by Air Liquide and Sasol in April 2021, under which they agreed to purchase 900 MW of renewable energy.
The two wind projects will each be implemented through special purpose vehicles with a local majority of participation. EGP is operating in the region through its wholly owned subsidiary, Enel Green Power South Africa, which currently has more than 1.2 GW of renewable energy capacity in South Africa. The agreements are part of tailored renewable energy solutions that EGP has offered to commercial and industrial customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals.
In November 2022, Enel Green Power Chile started working on La Cabaña, a 105.6 MW wind farm with a 34.3 MW battery energy storage system (BESS). The project, which would take about $190 million to complete, would be constructed in the Angol municipality’s Araucana Region. The La Cabaña wind farm would feature 22 wind turbines, each having a capacity of 4.8 MW. The project would have about 450 people working on it throughout construction.