Africa’s leading private power generation company has celebrated the completion of two of its renewable energy projects.
The company, Globeleq has completed the 50 MW PV De Aar Solar Power and 50 MW PV Droogfontein Solar Power facilities, both of which are located in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
Globeleq has also been involved in the 138 MW Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, located on the Eastern Cape.
These facilities have been generating clean energy to the national grid in the country and are part of the first wave of private power generation to be built in several decades. They make up part of the Government of South Africa's Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program.
Nearly 1000 jobs were created during the construction of the solar plants, with a huge percentage of these coming from the directly surrounding communities. Moving forward, funds generated from the plants will be pushed back into the community.