The 15-month construction of a solar-and-battery power plant in Kenhardt holds many benefits for the region.
Norwegian renewable energy company, Scatec, is constructing the 540-megawatt plant in the Northern Cape.
General manager of Scatec sub-Saharan Africa, Jan Fourie, said the project – which is one of the biggest globally – is an important milestone in the procurement of renewable energy.
He stressed that the sector could be relied upon to deliver the much-needed electricity capacity to the grid.
Fourie said it would take around 15 months for the construction to be completed and for electricity to be fed into the national grid.