Fact Sheet

  • Renewable Energy Investments SA (RF) Pty Ltd is owned by Old Mutual, various funds managed by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Builtafrica Kathu Pty Ltd and the Local Community Trust.
  • The solar field comprises 343 200 solar modules manufactured in China and supplied by Jinko, and has an installed capacity of 75 MW.
  • It is situated in the Gamagara Municipality 4km south east of Deben and 17 km north west of Kathu in the Northern Cape, and spans 210 hectares.
  • REISA received Environmental Authorisation on February 2012.
  • Construction of the solar field commenced in November 2012.
  • Commercial Operation Date was achieved in August 2014.
  • REISA Management Company managed the Project Construction Process, and manages the Operation & Maintenance of the solar field with an operations contractor.
  • The solar field is connected to the Eskom’s Fox switching station which is adjacent to the field.
  • It generates approximately 179 000 MWh/year of clean, renewable energy to the national grid, addressing the ongoing and increasing need for electricity in South Africa.
  • The solar field produces enough green electricity to supply approximately 73 000 medium-sized South African homes, and in so doing avoids approximately 125 000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year when compared to traditional fossil fuel power fields.
  • REISA positively impacts the communities in the Gamagara Municipal area, including Kathu, Oliphantshoek, Dibeng, Dingleton, Babatas and Mapoteng.

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National Enquiries

+27 21 670 1400 (main switchboard)

bokang.molelekwa@eimsafrica.com

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

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