Hydro

First SA hydroelectric plant to power the Northern Cape

KAKAMAS – The rocky terrain of the Green Kalahari is proving to be the perfect location for South Africa’s first hydroelectric power plant.

The Neusberg Plant is currently under construction outside Kakamas in the Northern Cape. It is the first of four plants planned for the region.

Powered by the flow of the Orange River, the plants are expected to provide a reliable and sustainable electricity source for generations to come.

The Kakamas Hydroelectric project will start at the weir of Neusberg’s old irrigation canal.

The 15 metre drop onto the plant’s turbine will see enough electricity generated to power up to 5,000 homes. Read more on eNCA >

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