We’re beyond excited to be partnering with Blyvoor Gold as they embark on their new solar energy project. With Decentral Energy financing through a power purchase agreement, the mine will soon be able to meet 40% of its energy needs through solar energy, and that’s just Phase 1!
Some highlights from the press release:
Up to 40 MW will be generated near its mining operations on Gauteng’s West Rand, following Eskom’s first phase approval.
The project, in partnership with independent power producer (IPP) Decentral Energy, will achieve carbon savings of 24 000 t and water savings of more than 30-million litres a year.
Phase 1 of the project will deliver cost savings to Blyvoor while also reducing the mine’s reliance on Eskom. There are also longer-term plans to scale the generating capacity to feed clean energy to neighbouring communities and other mining houses.Martin Creamer, Mining Weekly, 31 January 2023