About the project

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  • Address: Northern Cape Province, South Africa
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CORSIA Eligible Project South Africa's energy system is mainly coal-based and only 10.5% comes from renewable sources. The World Bank is preparing a decommissioning plan for coal plants and transitioning to cleaner energy to support sustainable development. Agenda 2063 prioritizes inclusive social and economic development, environmental sustainability, and climate-resilient economies/communities in Africa. Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility generates wind power in South Africa and supplies it to the grid. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by replacing coal-generated electricity.

SCB North Wind Facility

SCB North Wind Facility


Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Project Partner: SCB Environmental Markets
Offset Verification: Verified Carbon Standard

* CORSIA Eligible Project

* Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation



The energy system of South Africa is dominated by coal-fired power plants, renewable energy is only at 10.5%. At the request of the Government of South Africa, the World Bank is preparing a decommissioning of coal plants and is repurposing pilot operation to cleaner energy while providing new opportunities for plant workers.

Agenda 2063 is the African continent’s sustainable development plan prioritizing inclusive social and economic development, supporting environmental sustainability and climate-resilient economies / communities. Support for renewable energy is a priority. Africa is far from being a major world producer of CO2 and yet has geography prone to feel the effects of climate change. With a forecasted growth in African populations and economies, leapfrogging fossil fuels is key to prevent the growth in CO2 emissions as demand increases. Electrification from renewable energy is required to support the growth of businesses held back by lack of affordable energy supply.

How it works

Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility, located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, supplies wind-generated electricity to the grid of South Africa. The project installs a new grid-connected wind farm consisting of 96 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 144MW.

Electricity delivered to the grid by the wind farm would have otherwise been generated by the operation of grid connected coal power plants.

The estimated annual average greenhouse gas emission reductions from the seven project activities are 433,929 tC02e and the total estimated GHG emissions reductions over the project’s lifetime is 4,339,290 tC02e.


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