In order to reach the goal of generating 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2025, the Argentinean Government estimates that 10 GW of additional renewable capacity is needed.
Under the RenovAR tender program, power purchase agreements have already been awarded to more than 4 GW. Scatec Solar entered the market in 2017 and is currently constructing a 117 MW solar power plant in partnership with Equinor that will be owned 50% by Scatec Solar and 50% by Equinor..
At the start of 2020, renewable energy constitutes 3% of Bangladesh’s electricity generation, with 600 MW installed – including 326 MW of solar power systems, the majority from small scale, rooftop systems. The Government aims to boost the share of renewable sources in its energy mix up to 10 percent of generation by 2021 and double it by 2030, counting on the development of large scale solar plants, having signed initial agreements for more than 1GW, but also energy efficiency, and wind.
Scatec entered the market in 2017, exploring several potential locations for projects with offtake agreement from the Government.
With focus on renewable energy and a well-developed regulatory framework, the solar market in Brazil has significant long-term potential. Scatec Solar is taking an active part in developing solar projects in the country.
In 2017, Scatec Solar entered a partnership with Equinor for solar development in Brazil and the partners have realised the 162 MW Apodi project together.
An attractive support scheme for solar power led to a strong market growth in the Czech Republic from 2009 to 2011. There has since this time been limited growth in the solar market in the country. Scatec Solar developed and built four solar power plants in 2009 and 2010 with a total capacity of 20 MW.
The Egyptian Government launched a solar Feed-in-Tariff programme in 2015 with a goal of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2022. With 1.8 GW and covering 36 km², the Benban site near Aswan is in 2019 the world’s largest one-site solar project. Scatec entered the market in 2015 and with 390 MW in operation, the company is the largest solar developer in Egypt.
Honduras is currently dependent on diesel power as a source of energy generation, but the country aims to generate 60% of demand from renewables by 2022. Scatec Solar entered the market in Honduras in 2014 and built the 60 MW Agua Fria solar power plant. In 2018 the 35 MW Los Prados plant was grid connected.
India is expected to be one of the countries with highest renewable energy (RE) growth globally in the coming years. With its strong economic growth and the population of 1.3 billion, the requirement of energy in India enormous. Currently it has an installed capacity of approximately 135 GW of RE contributing to 35% of energy mix. India has aggressive plans to ramp up renewable capacities and targeting +200 GW of new RE capacity by 2030 through a combination of technologies. Expected investment returns have improved over the last couple of years and India is therefore becoming an attractive renewables market.
Scatec is working on several project opportunities in the country with experienced local players and sees opportunities to offer various large-scale solutions across technologies, both based on federal and state tenders, as well as through entering into direct PPAs with corporate off-takers.
Jordan is a very sunny country with over 310 days of sunshine a year. Combined with Jordan’s heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports, the Government targets to generate 22% of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Scatec Solar was one of the first developers to enter this market and built three solar plants totalling 43 MW in 2016.
The Government of Laos promotes the development of renewable energies as an important component of the national economic development to ensure energy security, sustain socio-economic development, and enhance environmental and social sustainability. The Renewable Energy Development Strategy in Laos was issued in 2011 and it aims to increase the share of renewable energies to 30% of the total energy consumption in 2025. The Theun Hinboun power plant was the first privately developed hydropower project in Laos and has served as a model for how Laos can utilise its hydropower potential in a sustainable way.
Lesotho is a small, land-locked country located within the borders of South Africa. It is nicknamed the “Kingdom of the Sky” due to its mountainous terrain and high altitude – with 80% of the country located at least 1800m above sea level.
Despite Lesotho’s rich endowment of renewable energy resources there are no utility-scale projects in operation. The country has one of the world’s lowest electrification rates with only 10% of people living with electricity in rural areas and under 50% in urban regions.
Scatec’s 20 MW solar plant will increase Lesotho’s installed generation capacity by 30%. It will improve the country’s energy independence and ultimately provide Lesotho citizens with more affordable and sustainable energy.
The Malaysian Government has launched a programme to boost the renewable energy production and has set out an ambition to source 20% renewable energy by 2025. Scatec Solar and partners are currently realising 240 MW across four projects in the country, supplying solar power to Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the country's largest electricity utility.
A landlocked country and one of the largest in Africa, Mali depends on costly thermal generation, variable hydropower and electricity imports. However, the country has set ambitious targets to harness its large renewable energy potential. Scatec is proud to be working with the Government of Mali to develop the Segou solar plant, one of the first large scale renewable energy projects in the country.
Mozambique has undertaken significant efforts in recent years in electrifying the country. For the Government, renewable energy is essential to address the challenge of securing more electricity to the country. Scatec Solar completed the first large scale solar power plant in Mozambique in August 2019 which represents an important step in realising Mozambique's ambition to increase renewable power generation in its energy mix.
The Government of Pakistan has set in motion a plan to increase the share of renewable energy into its electric power mix to 30% by 2030. The 150 MW project portfolio in Sindh was awarded a “costs plus tariff” by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in 2020.
The Philippines’ power sector is a commercial market and features a well-established wholesale market, with all fuel groups represented. The sector boasts robust fundamentals with steady demand growth supporting investment opportunities. Policy continues to be supportive of renewables and the Government has launched a Renewable Energy Roadmap with an ambition to increase reinstalled capacity to at least 20 GW by 2040. SN Power entered the Filipino market in 2005. Today, the joint venture company owned by Scatec and Aboitiz Power is the largest private hydropower company in the country with 642 MW in operation and a median production of 810 GWh.
The Rwandan energy market is small but developing rapidly. The country aims for 100% electricity access and another 200 MW procured by 2030. Scatec Solar built the first large scale solar power plant in the country in 2014.
The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program was launched by the Government in 2011. To date, close to 9 GW of renewable energy has been procured by the Government, of which 1.5 GW is solar. The country aims to install more than 8 GW of solar by 2030. Scatec entered the South African market in 2010. With 448 MW in operation Scatec is the leading solar player in the country.
We develop new projects across Africa from our offices in Cape Town. This is also our engineering hub and our 24/7 operated global Control & Monitoring centre is located here.
Since the end of 2016, the Tunisian government has embarked on the implementation of its programme for development of electricity production from renewables. In this framework the Ministry of Industry and SMEs launched an international tender for solar PV projects in 2019 with a total capacity of 500MWac.
Uganda is endowed with abundant renewable energy potential from sources such as biomass, water, wind and the sun. The country generates more than 90% of its power from renewable sources, mainly hydro which contributes about 80% of the total energy mix. The Government, through its Vision 2040 national development strategy, has emphasised the harnessing and promotion of other renewable forms of energy (wind and solar) with the aim of combating climate change. The Government also aims to promote and/or implement rural electrification through grid extension and development of decentralised power supply systems to increase the population’s access to the national grid which currently stands at about 25%. The country’s Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) was the first auction programme for renewables in East Africa and was further reinforced by the Global Energy Transfer for FiT programme which has been successful in promoting implementation of renewable energy projects.
Ukraine’s target is to generate 11% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 in an effort towards more autonomy and less coal intensive production. Since 2014, a feed in tariff programme was launched and more than 1GW of solar capacity have been installed since then. Scatec entered the Ukraine market in 2017 and is currently developing a significant project portfolio in the country.
Vietnam has seen a tremendous growth in renewable energy over the last three years fuelled by attractive feed-in-tariff regimes. In 2017 the country had less than 200 MW of utility-scale wind and solar installed. Three years later the cumulative installed utility-scale capacity has reached over 10 GW, with an additional 3 GW of wind-capacity expected to reach COD in 2021. The rapid growth is expected to continue throughout the next decade. Growth ambitions are currently being finalized by the government and it is expected that the country will target to add between 30 to 40 GW of wind and solar by 2030. Scatec is eager to play a leading role in Vietnam’s renewable energy industry.