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UK partnership unveils renewables projects in South Africa

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UK Climate Investments, a programme administered in part by BEIS, has marked the delivery of 254 MW of clean energy projects it helped to finance in South Africa following the inauguration of Kruisvallei Hydro, a 4 MW run-of-river hydropower facility in the Free State province. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group is the other partner.

Kruisvallei Hydro is the last of three renewable energy projects to have entered commercial operation. The opening of Kruisvallei Hydro follows the delivery of the 110 MW Perdekraal East Wind Farm in the Western Cape province and the 140 MW Kangnas Wind Farm in the Northern Cape province in October and November last year.

UK Climate Investment’s £13mn partnership with the majority black-owned and managed developer of renewable energy projects H1 Holdings has created around 385 jobs during construction phase and is expected to provide a further 195 jobs over the projects’ 20-year lifecycle. 

Photo: Macquarie

News Item details

Journal title: Energy World

Countries: South Africa -

Organisation: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Subjects: Renewables - Hydro-electric -

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