PAN African Resources is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy. That’s why we invested in a new solar photovoltaic plant at Elikhulu, which begins producing clean power in 2021.

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  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders
  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders
  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders
  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders
  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders
  • Building strong relationships with community members and leaders

We’re tapping into solar power

Our new US$ 8.1 million-solar plant will provide 10 MW of clean energy to the Elikhulu Tailings Retreatment Plant, meeting up to 30% of its annual power requirements and significantly reducing its greenhouse gas footprint.

 

Following the positive findings of an independent bankable feasibility study, the successful acquisition of various permits required for the plant, construction commenced in 2020 and is scheduled to begin producing power in the third quarter of 2021.

 

In addition to being an important pillar of our environmental strategy, the plant also helps improve the company’s energy reliability, while reducing exposure to increasing bulk power costs.

The Elikhulu solar plant will reduce CO2 emission by over 26 000 tonnes per year.

Additional energy initiatives

In addition to our commitment to sustainable and renewable energy, we also respond to other areas where we can reduce total emissions, such as in trackless machinery and other transport engines.

We have implemented energy efficiency initiatives such as high-efficiency motors and compressors to reduce energy consumption.

The Group closely monitors and tracks greenhouse gas emissions across our operations, and disclose our carbon emissions as prescribed by the promulgated carbon tax regulation, reporting a nil tax payment.

Find out more about PAN African Resources’ green energy initiatives.

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ESG Milestones in 2021

April 19th, 2021|ESG|

Progress Report: Five Exciting ESG Milestones in 2021 Every responsible miner needs to understand the impact their operations can have on the environment and community relations, and develop an appropriate environmental, social and governance (ESG) ➤