Koruson 2

  • Envusa Energy
  • Project partner: Anglo American
  • Location: Eastern Cape and Northern Cape
  • Umsobomvu wind farm (140 MW)
  • Hartebeesthoek wind farm (140 MW)
  • Mooi Plaats solar PV farm (240 MW)
  • Total capacity: 520 MW
  • Awarded: 28 October 2021
  • Commercial and financial close: 28 February 2024
  • COD: Solar PV COD July 2025, Wind COD Jan 2026

The Koruson 2 (K2) cluster, with a total electricity generation capacity of 520 MW, is the first wave of projects to reach commercial and financial close, under the Envusa Energy joint venture that has been formed between Anglo American and EDF Renewables.

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 provincial 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.

Envusa Energy will act as an intermediate entity, aggregating power from the projects and selling to the ultimate off-taker mines.

Koruson 2 forms part of Envusa Energy’s pipeline of wind and solar projects in South Africa. The renewable energy ecosystem that Envusa Energy plans to develop, is expected to supply a mix of renewable energy, generated both on Anglo American's sites in the Southern African region, and from other sites, from which renewable energy will be transmitted via the national grid.

The Koruson 2 wind and solar projects benefit from outstanding yield resources, coupled with a robust Eskom grid connection. This configuration promises considerable electricity cost savings compared to existing tariffs. Anglo American’s three businesses in South Africa (Anglo American Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore, and De Beers), have committed to 20-year offtake agreements with Envusa Energy. These agreements will see Anglo American Platinum receiving 461MW of supply, Kolomela mine 11MW, and Venetia mine 48MW. All projects are to reach commercial operation during 2026. This inaugural phase of contracts is expected to abate approximately 2.2 million tonnes per year of carbon dioxide.