Mainstream Renewable Power
Construction Managed by:
Mainstream Renewable Power
Siemens Wind Power
Mainstream Asset Management South Africa
Commercial Operation Date:
Lekela Power consortium
In December 2017, Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm (138 MW) achieved its Commercial Operations Date on schedule and budget as part of Bid Window 3 of the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Situated in the Northern Cape, the site was chosen for its excellent wind resource, its proximity to national roads for transport, construction conditions, and support from local stakeholders and municipality. The Wind Farm consists of 61 turbines.
138 MW Gross
Powering 161,300 South African homes each year
When operating at full capacity, the Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm generates around 535,354 MWh/year of clean renewable energy and supplies electricity to power up to 161,300 South African homes.
Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm eliminates approximately 550,000 tonnes of CO2 each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power plants. In addition to zero carbon emissions and reduced use of fossil fuels, the country will benefit from minimal water consumption during the generation process and significant social and enterprise development programmes.
The Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm was developed and constructed along with its sister wind farm, Khobab (137 MW) and both form part of Mainstream’s African joint venture platform, Lekela Power.
As part of the REIPPPP process, the wind farms have established a number of economic development initiatives, aimed at contributing to sustainable community growth including developing enterprises and improving socio-economic welfare in the community for the operational lifetime of the wind farms.
Mainstream Asset Management South Africa manages the Operations of Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm.
By the numbers
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local homes powered each year
This kitchen has already brought them so much joy. We have seen a significant improvement in our learner’s demeanour, the motivation of our kitchen staff, and the school at large. The staff can cook in a safer space and the equipment is more conducive to preparing quality food.Wilrozet Strauss - Principal, Ceres Secondary School
Overall, it is a more pleasant and comfortable working environment, and the learners can enjoy nutritionally balanced meals.
Local entrepreneurs will benefit directly from the resources made available through the Loeriesfontein Hub, as they now have direct access to services and tools required to achieve and maintain a compliant business.Vanessa Fredericks - Economic Development Manager, Mainstream
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