Red Rocket launches new hydropower plant

Issue 434 - 11 Mar 2021

Renewables developer Red Rocket has announced that its 4MW capacity run-of-river Kruisvallei hydropower plant achieved commercial operations on 25 February 2021. Situated on a 15ha site on the Ash River between Clarens and Bethlehem in Free State, Kruisvallei comprises two separate run-of-river plants, which together generate up to 23GWh/yr. Power production varies throughout the year, as water release from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project fluctuates between 15m3/s and 40m3/s.

Want to read more?

Small article


(Access to one 100-400 word article)

Subscribe to African Energy

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles, set up news alerts, search our African Energy Live Data power projects database and view project locations on our interactive map


Need help?

A member of our team will be pleased to assist you

Sales – Alex Wark

Support – Tara Mulvey

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667

Want to see more articles like this?

Search our archive or set up custom notifications to be alerted about new content.