South Africa’s leading real-estate investment trust (REIT) Redefine Properties’ investment at Brackengate 2 Business Park will soon host a 5.5MW rooftop solar wheeling project, the largest rooftop solar project in the country to date plus it will also be the largest rooftop wheeling project.
The Brackengate 2 JV development between Redefine Properties Limited and VDMV Property Holdings, offers Cape Town businesses world-class spaces, aligned with the City of Cape Town climate change and sustainability energy objectives. Brackengate 2 is situated where the R300 converges with Bottelary Road next to Stikland and Brackenfell. The City of Cape Town has played an integral role in the successes achieved at Brackengate 2.
Redefine is participating in the City of Cape Town’s first electricity wheeling pilot project that is enabling commercial entities to sell electricity back to the City’s grid by undertaking a 5.5MWp solar wheeling project on the roof of its wholly owned Massmart Distribution Centre at Brackengate 2 which measures over 60 000m2.
The wheeling project design, with an estimated capital expenditure of R86 million, is being finalised for implementation during 2024 and is expected to take around 60 weeks to complete. It is anticipated that the project will wheel 8.8 million KWh (8.8GWh) to the national grid annually while saving 9.394 tons of carbon emissions.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal