renewable energy projects

by Genesis Eco-Energy Developments

renewable energy projects

by Genesis Eco-Energy Developments

renewable energy projects

by Genesis Eco-Energy Developments

Images courtesy Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm

renewable energy

PROJECTS

Genesis, together with its various development and investment partners has been successful in securing 598MW of wind and solar PV projects in the first and third Rounds of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). In R1, the Jeffreys Bay wind farm 138MW, the Droogfontein Solar PV project (50MW) and the De Aar solar PV project were secured in the bidding programme. Round 3, which was announced in October 2013 saw Genesis and its partners secure three more wind farms namely the Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farms, and the Noupoort wind farm.

Jeffreys Bay wind farm

Jeffreys Bay

wind farm

Jeffreys Bay wind farm was initiated in 2002 when the initial team of Genesis members looked to develop a 10MW wind farm on the Sunnyside dairy farm together with a 5,5MW pumped storage project on the Gamtoos river close to Jeffreys Bay. The towns in the Kouga area (J Bay, Hankey, Patensie, Humansdorp) were struggling with power quality and delivery issues and the idea of supplementary electricity supply from renewable energy sources was widely welcome by a number of stakeholders including Eskom and the J Bay Municipality. As investigations and engineering studies progressed it became evident that the pumped storage part of the project would be too expensive, and the project development team took a decision to shelve this element of the project.

The unfavourable regulatory regime at the time also contributed its share of roadblocks to early success. However, support from the Development Bank of Southern Africa ensure that the EIA was completed, and more advanced project modelling could be completed. What we would like to believe was the first PPA between a developer and a Municipality was signed. Sadly, Treasury support and the regulatory framework once again meant delays for the project.

In 2009 Genesis partnered with an international company to submit the project, alongside the De Aar PV plant and the Droogfontein1 PV plant to the Governments REI4P. Successfully selected as a winning bidder, financial close was achieved and the project constructed on time and on budget. The wind farm now stands proudly next to the N2 outside the town of Jeffreys Bay as one of Genesis first commercially viable, privately developed wind farm projects. Genesis exited the project on reaching financial close.

Visit www.jeffreysbaywindfarm.co.za.

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De Aar

SOLAR

With the Northern Cape’s favourable solar conditions and the abundance of grid connection at the time, De Aar seemed the most logical site for the development of a solar project. Genesis together with its partners developed the De Aar solar project and were awarded Preferred Bidder in Bid Window 1 of the REI4P programme. Post financial close a consortium of investors took ownership of the project which now generates clean energy into the SA grid, contributes to lowering the impact of loadshedding, lowers South Africa’s carbon footprint and delivers notable benefits to the local community.

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Droogfontein

SOLAR 1

D1 as the project became known, is located on the property outside the town of Kimberly in the Northern Cape. Genesis has been developing a cluster of projects on the land of the Communal Property Association (CPA) and D1 was the first project in the cluster to be awarded preferred bidder status and then achieve financial close. Despite all the early-stage teething problems, to be expected in a new market, the project was constructed on time and on budget. This was Genesis first foray, together with its partners, into the development of large-scale solar PV projects. D1 is now owned by a consortium of international and local shareholders and continues to play a pivotal role in generating benefits for the local community and clean electricity for the South African economy.

Jeffreys Bay Windfarm

Loeriesfontein 2 and Khobab

WIND FARM

Genesis identified, sourced, secured and developed the two wind farms 60km from the town of Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape. Subsequent to these projects being Preferred Bidders in BW3 of the REI4P Genesis was also involved in assisting in the overall financing the project, as well as securing its own finance for its stake in the projects. Genesis continued permitting maintenance and monitoring until COD. Genesis was a shareholder in these projects, as well as Noupoort Wind Farm, until 2021 when Genesis stake was disposed of in favour of a large infrastructure fund.

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Noupoort

WIND FARM

Genesis identified , secured, and developed the Noupoort Wind farm site and worked as part of the development and finance team to submit the project into the BW3 of the REI4P. Alongside Khobab and Loeriesfontein 2 wind farm the project was announced Preferred Bidder and later reached financial close and COD.

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Droogfontein

Solar 2

Developed as a second phase on the Droogfontein Communal Property Associations land, D2 as it has become known, was developed in tandem with D1 but only submitted into the Government renewables programme in 2013 and awarded Preferred Bidder in Bid Window 4. Despite the ongoing delays, continued pressuring by industry and various stakeholders led to the bid being announced and moving forward. D2 was one of the first projects to reach financial close and later Commercial Operation in BW4. Genesis team worked closely with the bid team to get the project to financial close and then on to commercial operation. The Kimberley area is now declared a Renewable Energy Development Zone.

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Tooverberg

wind farm

Genesis completed the design and development of the 264Mw Tooverberg Wind Farm. This project is part of a portfolio of 1800MW of wind project under development in the Karoo area close to Touws Rivier. Genesis sourced, secured, developed, and helped structure the sale transaction of the project which was bid into BW5 of the REI4P.

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Perdekraal West

wind farm

Genesis completed the design, development and permitting of the Perdekraal West Wind Farm in the Kappa Valley close to the town of Touws River. The project was submitted into the Expedited Round of the REI4P together with a large IPP. Genesis will also provide ongoing development services, and later management services to the project. The area is a RE Development Zone and Genesis has a number of wind and solar projects under development in the zone.

renewable energy

PROJECTS

Genesis, together with its various development and investment partners has been successful in securing 598MW of wind and solar PV projects in the first and third Rounds of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). In R1, the Jeffreys Bay wind farm 138MW, the Droogfontein Solar PV project (50MW) and the De Aar solar PV project were secured in the bidding programme. Round 3, which was announced in October 2013 saw Genesis and its partners secure three more wind farms namely the Loeriesfontein and Khobab wind farms, and the Noupoort wind farm.

Jeffreys Bay wind farm

Jeffreys Bay

wind farm

Jeffreys Bay wind farm was initiated in 2002 when the initial team of Genesis members looked to develop a 10MW wind farm on the Sunnyside dairy farm together with a 5,5MW pumped storage project on the Gamtoos river close to Jeffreys Bay. The towns in the Kouga area (J Bay, Hankey, Patensie, Humansdorp) were struggling with power quality and delivery issues and the idea of supplementary electricity supply from renewable energy sources was widely welcome by a number of stakeholders including Eskom and the J Bay Municipality. As investigations and engineering studies progressed it became evident that the pumped storage part of the project would be too expensive, and the project development team took a decision to shelve this element of the project.

The unfavourable regulatory regime at the time also contributed its share of roadblocks to early success. However, support from the Development Bank of Southern Africa ensure that the EIA was completed, and more advanced project modelling could be completed. What we would like to believe was the first PPA between a developer and a Municipality was signed. Sadly, Treasury support and the regulatory framework once again meant delays for the project.

In 2009 Genesis partnered with an international company to submit the project, alongside the De Aar PV plant and the Droogfontein1 PV plant to the Governments REI4P. Successfully selected as a winning bidder, financial close was achieved and the project constructed on time and on budget. The wind farm now stands proudly next to the N2 outside the town of Jeffreys Bay as one of Genesis first commercially viable, privately developed wind farm projects. Genesis exited the project on reaching financial close.

Visit www.jeffreysbaywindfarm.co.za.

sungrow-emea-ceTSHQ0qars-unsplash

De Aar

SOLAR

With the Northern Cape’s favourable solar conditions and the abundance of grid connection at the time, De Aar seemed the most logical site for the development of a solar project. Genesis together with its partners developed the De Aar solar project and were awarded Preferred Bidder in Bid Window 1 of the REI4P programme. Post financial close a consortium of investors took ownership of the project which now generates clean energy into the SA grid, contributes to lowering the impact of loadshedding, lowers South Africa’s carbon footprint and delivers notable benefits to the local community.

pexels-kelly-lacy-4320473

Droogfontein

SOLAR 1

D1 as the project became known, is located on the property outside the town of Kimberly in the Northern Cape. Genesis has been developing a cluster of projects on the land of the Communal Property Association (CPA) and D1 was the first project in the cluster to be awarded preferred bidder status and then achieve financial close. Despite all the early-stage teething problems, to be expected in a new market, the project was constructed on time and on budget. This was Genesis first foray, together with its partners, into the development of large-scale solar PV projects. D1 is now owned by a consortium of international and local shareholders and continues to play a pivotal role in generating benefits for the local community and clean electricity for the South African economy.

Jeffreys Bay Windfarm

Loeriesfontein 2 and Khobab

WIND FARM

Genesis identified, sourced, secured and developed the two wind farms 60km from the town of Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape. Subsequent to these projects being Preferred Bidders in BW3 of the REI4P Genesis was also involved in assisting in the overall financing the project, as well as securing its own finance for its stake in the projects. Genesis continued permitting maintenance and monitoring until COD. Genesis was a shareholder in these projects, as well as Noupoort Wind Farm, until 2021 when Genesis stake was disposed of in favour of a large infrastructure fund.

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Noupoort

WIND FARM

Genesis identified , secured, and developed the Noupoort Wind farm site and worked as part of the development and finance team to submit the project into the BW3 of the REI4P. Alongside Khobab and Loeriesfontein 2 wind farm the project was announced Preferred Bidder and later reached financial close and COD.

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Droogfontein

Solar 2

Developed as a second phase on the Droogfontein Communal Property Associations land, D2 as it has become known, was developed in tandem with D1 but only submitted into the Government renewables programme in 2013 and awarded Preferred Bidder in Bid Window 4. Despite the ongoing delays, continued pressuring by industry and various stakeholders led to the bid being announced and moving forward. D2 was one of the first projects to reach financial close and later Commercial Operation in BW4. Genesis team worked closely with the bid team to get the project to financial close and then on to commercial operation. The Kimberley area is now declared a Renewable Energy Development Zone.

east-frisia-1302894_1920

Tooverberg

wind farm

Genesis completed the design and development of the 264Mw Tooverberg Wind Farm. This project is part of a portfolio of 1800MW of wind project under development in the Karoo area close to Touws Rivier. Genesis sourced, secured, developed, and helped structure the sale transaction of the project which was bid into BW5 of the REI4P.

project-2

Perdekraal West

wind farm

Genesis completed the design, development and permitting of the Perdekraal West Wind Farm in the Kappa Valley close to the town of Touws River. The project was submitted into the Expedited Round of the REI4P together with a large IPP. Genesis will also provide ongoing development services, and later management services to the project. The area is a RE Development Zone and Genesis has a number of wind and solar projects under development in the zone.

Our approach and services

Genesis is actively developing a number of wind energy projects primarily in the coastal provinces of South Africa. We work with land owners to identify projects based on information from the wind resource mapping that is available, and then structure a project in such a way that the landowner and ourselves benefit in a equitable and fair manner.

Our services include bulk renewable energy project design, development, management and implementation, operation and maintenance.

We believe strongly in ensuring that all parties share in the benefits of the project and that we help to strengthen and build the communities within which we work. This means skills development, enterprise development, working with local entrepreneurs to find ways of adding value to their activities, sharing our knowledge and contributing to various social support structures and organisations in the local communities.

Our Track Record

Genesis Eco-energy Developments Company Track Record