||Another South African mine has started construction on a utility scale solar PV plant, this time in Limpopo Province.
The Rl.56 billion solar investment will create a 68MW solar PV plant that will generate 176GWh of clean energy a year. The project has been designed to reduce carbon emissions for 25 years from commissioning.
Exxaro Resources, alongside its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cennergi, unveiled the Lephalale Solar Project (LSP) through a sod turning ceremony. Located in the Waterberg District of South Africas Limpopo Province, the LSP marks the start of Exxaros self-generation and organic growth aspiration, as part of implementing their Sustainable Growth and Impact strategy.
The project is a behind-the-meter solar PV plant of utility-scale. Construction on the solar project at the mine in Limpopo has already started, with the solar PV plant set to be completed during the first quarter of 2025.
The LSP project is a significant milestone for Exxaro in its contribution towards enhanced energy security of the Grootegeluk Mine and Lephalale community, decarbonisation of its operations, energy cost savings and South Africas energy transition pathway.