Renewable Energy Projects For African Miners

Total Eren & Chariot Limited To Co-Develop Wind & Solar Facilities

Renewable Energy Projects For African Miners

Mining industry is an untapped energy market that can benefit from reliable, clean and sustainable wind and solar energy resources, according to Chariot Limited that will build such facilities in Africa with Total Eren. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: zhengzaishuru/Shutterstock.com)

  • Total Eren & Chariot Limited to co-develop wind and solar power projects for mining industry in Africa
  • The partnership will come into effect for an initial period of 3 years from January 1, 2022
  • The duo also plan to work together on other renewable energy projects in the continent

French renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren and African energy company Chariot Limited have joined hands to co-develop wind and solar power projects for mining clients in Africa.

Under the partnership, the 2 companies will jointly originate and develop the facilities with Chariot investing between 15% to 49% into the co-developed projects. The deal will come into effect from January 1, 2022 and will be valid for a period of 3 years initially. Post that, with mutual consent the duo can extend the same for another 2 years.

Chariot Limited has 2 business streams, Transitional Gas and Transitional Power. Through the latter, it aims to tap the untapped market of operational mines in Africa with cleaner and reliable power supply.

“This partnership is looking to provide clean, sustainable, and more competitive energy to operational mines in Africa,” said Chariot’s Acting CEO Adonis Pouroulis. “A market of significant scale, that is largely untapped, where Chariot’s management has a deep understanding and high-level commercial networks and we look forward to announcing our significantly progressed projects when appropriate.”

In September 2021, Chariot announced plans to set up a green hydrogen development project with up to 10 GW capacity in Africa’s Mauritania under Project Nour, using solar and wind energy (see Green Hydrogen Project In Mauritania).

Largely located in off-grid and sparsely populated areas, mines everywhere are looking to lower their carbon footprint in line with the ESG commitments and economic goals, by reducing the use of fossil-fuel generated electricity as well as that produced through expensive and harmful diesel.

In September 2021, South Africa’s Exxaro Resources was seeking bidders for 70 MW for its coal mine (see 70 MW AC Solar Tender In South Africa).

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Anu Bhambhani

Senior News Editor: Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.Before joining our team, Anu worked in various positions at publications of the Times Group in New Delhi. As a Principal Correspondent, she conceptualized special features and supplements for both The Times of India and The Economic Times. While Anu delved deep into solar at TaiyangNews, environment topics have been close to her heart before. As Assistant Editor, she was responsible for launching Planet Earth for The Economic Times, a special series on environment. Before joining the Times Group, Anu was a Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times.Anu holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Rajasthan. She also studied at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi on E-Outreach: New Media Technologies for Advocacy and Strategic Communication, Social Media

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