Dedisa Peaking Power (“Dedisa”), is a facility owned by Dedisa Peaking Power (RF) Pty Ltd, it is an energy generating facility that is located in the Coega IDZ in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The facility supplies electricity to the National Grid during peak demand hours as well as during emergency situations. In addition to its generating capabilities the facility can also be used to regulate network voltage fluctuations, that is, to stabilize the grid. Dedisa is located adjacent to an existing high-voltage Eskom substation, with the electricity being fed into the transmission system at 400 kV.
Dedisa is a 335 MW greenfield OCGT facility that is privately owned, it was funded and built by the owner, and then endorsed by the Department of Energy (” DoE”). It solely supplies power to Eskom under a 15 year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”).
The facility reached its commercial operation date (“COD”) on 30 September 2015 after a 24 month construction period. The construction period significantly contributed to the economy of Port Elizabeth and the province of the Eastern Cape, by way of creating employment and procuring from within the province.