Small hydro development remains the sole focus for South African company NuPlanet. Here project manager Seline van der Wat gives details about the company’s existing hydro schemes, as well as those in the pipeline for future development
NuPlanet is a South Africa based small hydro developer, owner and operator. In 2009 the company commissioned the first unit of the 7MW Bethlehem Hydro project, the first new green field hydropower project in South Africa since the 1980s. In 2010 the second unit of Bethlehem Hydro was commissioned, and NuPlanet secured the exclusive development rights on a further 16MW of green field hydro.