Enernet Global has inked a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vedanta Zinc International to install photovoltaic solar energy in South Africa.
Enernet Global is an independent power producer which plans to decarbonise its mining operations.
The company plans to decarbonise its mining operations in the Northern Cape province by relying on photovoltaic solar energy.
As per the local reports, the Vedanta Zinc International mining group has recently reached an agreement with Enernet Global to supply 12 MW of solar energy to power the Black Mountain mining operations. The plant will prevent the emission of around 12,244 tonnes of CO2 equivalent annually.
Under the agreement, Enernet will finance and build its solar photovoltaic power plant in the Namakwa district. The facility will be capable of producing 29 GWh of electricity annually, the company shared.
We are committed to reducing carbon emissions by 35,000 tonnes and installing 76% renewable energy by 2027. Our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2040,” Pushpender Singla, Vedanta’s Executive Director and CFO, was quoted in a statement.
Enernet Global has planned to operate the solar power plant for 25 years.