Located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility,supplies wind-generated electricity to the grid of South Africa. The project, located on a site where no wind farm has operated before, will install a new grid-connected wind farm consisting of 96 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 144MW.
Electricity delivered to the grid by the wind farm is an alternative to existing coal generated energy, reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and resulting in an expected total GHG emission reductions of 4,339,290 tCO2e with annual average GHG emission reductions at 433,929 tCO2e.
The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the electricity generation at the wind farm will amount to zero and will prevent the release of 1,428,835 tCO2 into the atmosphere.
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
433,929 tonnes CO2
01/11/2017 – 31/10/2027
Local employment opportunities
The project has a strong commitment to environmental and sustainable development that benefit local communities through the following contributions:
The project will reduce combustion of fossil fuels (mostly coal) at existing power plants which will result in reduced GHG emissions and other pollutants to the environment.
The project is committed to social well-being, supporting educational opportunities through math enrichment programs and improving health outcomes by providing free healthcare screenings to local communities.
The project implementation has led to the creation of 8,987 person-months during the construction phase and 14,076 person-months during the operation phase.
The project has improved regional sanitation facilities, providing around 941 kl of potable water per day to 6,502 people through improved wells.
Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard
2,121 primary healthcare screenings, optometry
screenings, dental screenings and 33,130 COVID-19 screenings.
Prevented the release of 1,428,835 tCO2 into the atmosphere.
Maths enrichment program was launched for learners in 10 primary schools and 4 high schools, reaching 2,922 learners.
Provided at least 941 kl of potable water per day to 6,502 people by improved wells.
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