Longyuan Mulilo De ARR 2 North Wind Energy Facility

Powering Renewable Energy to South Africa’s Grid

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Reducing use of fossil fuel with new grid connected wind farms in South Africa

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.

Project Status:

VCS Registered

Location:

Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Project Type:

Renewable Energy

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

433,929 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

01/11/2017 – 31/10/2027

Community Impact:

Local employment opportunities

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project has a strong commitment to environmental and sustainable development that benefit local communities through the following contributions:  

 

ENVIRONMENT

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.

 

COMMUNITY

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. 

 

EMPLOYMENT

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.

 

DEVELOPMENT

The project has improved regional sanitation facilities, providing around 941 kl of potable water per day to 6,502 people through improved wells.

Verification

Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard

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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

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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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 

 

She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.