Neusberg Grid Connected Hydroelectric Power Plant, South Africa
Sector: Renewable energy
Project type: Hydropower
Client: Kakamas Hydro Electric Power
The project envisages the construction and operation of a run-of-river hydroelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 12.57 MW. The power plant will be limited at a net output of 10 MW (at the metering point) due to governmental constrains on the capacity for small hydroelectric power plants. The power plant will comprise of 3 turbines and the associated infrastructure. The produced electricity will be supplied to the national grid of the RSA and sold to Eskom via a Power Purchase Agreement under “Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (IPPPP)”. The reduction of GHG emissions as a result of the project implementation will be achieved due to reduction of CO2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuel at the existing grid-connected power plants and plants which would likely be built in the absence of the project activity.
The first crediting period of the project is 08/10/2014 – 07/10/2021.
Total estimated GHG emission reduction over the first 7-year crediting period is 467 782 tCO2e.
Please see the project design document for details “BWC_Neusberg Grid Connected Hydroelectric Power Plant, South Africa”