South Africa: Landfill GTP scheme starts up

Issue 337 - 22 Dec 2016 | 1 minute read

Project developer Energy Systems has started operation of a 3MW landfill gas-to-power project at Robinson Deep landfill site in Johannesburg. The project is South Africa’s first independent landfill GTP scheme and the first stage of a £7.2m ($9m) investment in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg, producing up to 11MW of renewable energy.The project was awarded under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement programme. Energy Systems is the majority shareholder in the investment project, together with the state-owned Central Energy Fund and broad-based black economic empowerment company Secure Rock Enterprises.

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