REISA is one of South Africa’s largest solar farms in the Northern Province, close to Deben and Kathu.
This solar power project, which began its commercial operations in August 2014, produces approximately 179 000 MWh of clean renewable energy each year.
The communities of Kathu, Olifantshoek, Dibeng, Siyathemba, Babatas and Mapoteng, which are closely situated to the solar farm, benefit directly through socio-economic and enterprise development programmes, designed to empower and strengthen these local communities.
REISA comprises 343 200 solar modules on 210 hectares of agricultural land.
REISA is located in the Northern Cape Province near Deben and Kathu. REISA generates approximately 179 000 MWh of clean renewable energy every year.
Part of Round 1 of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPP), REISA connects to Eskom’s Fox switching station adjacent to the site.Fact sheet
Clean, renewable, pollution-free electrical energy generated per year
Across 210 hectares
73 000 medium-income South African homes
REISA’s Economic Development Programme is focused on empowering and strengthening the local communities in and around the Gamagara area in the Northern Cape.
The aim is to empower and build capacity of targeted communities through the funding of various socio-economic development and enterprise development programmes that positively address local skills gaps and needs, and to empower the communities to be economically independent and take ownership of their future.
2nd Floor, Fernwood House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road,
Newlands, Cape Town, 7700
P O Box 23101, Claremont, 7735
Tel: +27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)
REISA Local Community Office:
Dynlog Management Development Building,
Block B, Ground Floor,
Office 1, Kameeldoring Business Zone,
Kathu, Northern Cape, 8446
Tel: +27 (0) 53 723 1146