Renewable energy firm, Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction in South Africa of three PV power plants in South Africa, totalling 231MW. 

The projects are part of EGP’s successful tenders under South Africa’s third phase of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), which total 313.5MW of PV projects. 

EGP said its Paleisheuwel plant would have an installed capacity of 82.5MW and will be built in the Western Cape Province, while another 82.5MW project called Aurora would be built in the Northern Cape Province.

The Tom Burke plant would be built in the Limpopo Province with an installed capacity of 66MW. 

EGP was also awarded the right to build the 82.5MW Pulida project in South Africa.