The project entails the construction and operation of a concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) plant in the Hay District, 30 km from Postmasburg in the Northern Cape Province, Sout Africa. The project includes associated infrastructure and services, for the generation of renewable electricity to the national power grid. It will be capable of producing approximately 480 gigawatt-hours (GWh) net of renewable energy annually, with a nominal net generating capacity of approximately 100 megawatts (MW).
The Project's Sponsors are ACWA Power and SolarReserve. ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants with operations in 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. ACWA Power, registered and head-quartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is owned by eight Saudi conglomerates, Sanabil Direct Investment Company (owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia), the Saudi Public Pensions Agency and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). SolarReserve, the technology provider, has its headquarter in Santa Monica, California with regional offices in Australia, Chile and South Africa . It was formed in 2007 to develop utility-scale CSP and PV projects. SolarReserve will be supplying its proprietary molten salt technology into the Redstone project.
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