Umoyilanga Project

  • RM14P
  • Partner: Perpetua Holding
  • Location: Eastern Cape and Northern Cape
  • Awarded: 18 March 2021
  • FID: Q1 2022
  • COD: Q1 2024
  • 75 MW dispatchable power, based on a a combination of 257 MW of Wind, PV and BESS installed capacity
In March 2021, the consortium composed with its partner Perpetua Holding, won the Umoyilanga project in the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme (RMI4P), developed by the Government. This innovative project will work as a virtual power plant, combining solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer 75 MW of dispatchable power to the National Grid. This comprises a 77 MW wind farm on the coast in the south of SA, and a 138 MW solar power plant in the Northern Cape region, which benefits from the country best solar irradiation. Both power plants will be equipped with a battery storage system totaling 75 MW of power. The low-carbon electricity produced each year will help meet the electricity needs of 124,000 local people.

Mogalakwena Project

  • Anglo American
  • Partner: Pele Green Energy
  • Location: Limpopo
  • Awarded: 14 September 2021
  • FID: Q1 2023
  • COD: Q2 2024
  • 100MW power plant
  • Regional RE ecosystem for Anglo American 2040 target of carbon neutral operations.
  • 1st Utility-scale corporate PPA for Platinum Mine.
In September 2021, the subsidiary and its partner Pele Green Energy were selected for a first of its kind large corporate solar photovoltaics project, in a tender from mining company Anglo-American Platinum. Through this corporate purchase power agreement, the consortium plans to build and operate a 100 MW power plant at the Mogalakwena platinum mine, in the Limpopo province. The low-carbon electricity produced each year to power the mine will replace the high-carbon grid electricity currently used.

Koruson 2 Project

  • Partners: Anglo American
  • Location: Eastern Cape and Northern Cape
  • 140MW – Umsobomvu Wind Project
  • 140MW – Hartebeesthoek Wind Project
  • 240MW – Mooi Plaats PV Project

The Koruson 2 (K2) projects are among the first wave of projects to close under the Envusa Energy joint venture between Anglo American and EDF Renewables. Envusa will act as an intermediate entity, aggregating power from the projects and selling to the ultimate off-taker mines.

The project comprises the Umsobomvu Wind Project (140MW), Hartebeesthoek Wind Project (140MW), Mooi Plaats PV Project (240MW), located in the “Koruson” cluster in the Hydra supply area on the Eastern Cape/Northern Cape border. All of the projects will connect to the new Koruson 400kV Main Transmission Substation (MTS), being built as part of EDF Renewable’s Koruson 1 project cluster.