Project Overview

Our mission is “To help power South Africa with renewable energy, while stimulating and sustaining local social economic upliftment and enterprise development.”

The Lesedi Power Project was selected by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) in the first round of bids of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP).

At the time Lesedi was one of the largest project finance transactions ever completed in South Africa. The project is also among the most extensive renewable energy projects in continental Africa.

Lesedi has the capacity to power around 65,000 South African homes. This is because of the project feeding clean, renewable energy to the Eskom South African electricity grid with about 140 GWh/ per annum since commercial operation in 2014.

Economic Development

In its quest for development and sustainability, Lesedi’s approach recognises the requirements in the full value chain of skills development, access to market and market creation. This is achieved through the interwoven implementation of socio economic development (SED) together with enterprise development programmes.

 

Per the REIPPP program Lesedi is engaged with communities and small businesses within the priority area namely; Tsantsabane and Kgatelopele municipalities.

Enterprise Development

Lesedi actively supports SMME development and business sustainability, with the aim of driving employment creation and building the local economy.

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Socio-Economic Development

Lesedi Power has committed to broad based community benefit in its Socio-Economic Development (SED) programme over its 20-year project lifespan.

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Economic Development Programme

COVID-19 Mitigation

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) is designed so that each project is required to spend a certain percentage of their revenue on soci…
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SMME Mentorship & Training Programme

In South Africa small, medium and micro sized enterprises (SMME) are significant contributors to local economies, however the lack of business management skills by owners and or ma…
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Sanitary Pad Drive

In South Africa young girls often miss school and are forced to stay at home due to not being able to afford the monthly cost of purchasing sanitary pads. According to UNICEF 1 in…
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Danielskuil Trader’s Hub

The Danielskuil Trader’s Hub Project is a Public-Private Partnership between the Kgatelopele Local Municipality and Lesedi Power Project who have worked together to support s…
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