DLO Energy Resources Group

Black Woman-Owned Company Acquires Largest Wind Farm in South Africa

DLO Energy Resources Group is a Black woman-owned renewable energy company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2011 by Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, the company has since grown to become one of the leading renewable energy developers in Africa.

DLO Energy Resources Group
Linda Mabhena-Olagunju

Mabhena-Olagunju founded her company with the goal of developing renewable energy projects in Africa. Their first project was the 10-MW Onseleni solar park, which was completed in 2013. Since then, they have developed a number of other renewable energy projects, including the Longyuan Mulilo wind farm.

She is a strong advocate for the use of renewable energy in Africa. She believes that renewable energy is essential for Africa’s economic development and for addressing the continent’s energy poverty problem. She is also a vocal advocate for women in business and is a role model for young women who are interested in a career in renewable energy.

DLO Energy Resources Group’s portfolio includes a wide range of renewable energy projects, including wind farms, solar parks, and biomass power plants. The company’s flagship project is the 140-megawatt (MW) Longyuan Mulilo wind farm, which is located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Longyuan Mulilo wind farm is one of the largest wind farms in Africa and is capable of generating enough electricity to power over 100,000 homes.

In addition to its renewable energy projects, the company also provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services to other renewable energy companies. The company has a team of experienced engineers and technicians who are experts in the design, construction, and operation of renewable energy projects.

DLO Energy Resources Group is committed to providing clean and affordable energy to Africa. The company’s mission is to “lead the way in the development of sustainable and renewable energy solutions for Africa.” DLO Energy Resources Group is well-positioned to achieve its mission, as it has a strong track record of success in the renewable energy sector.

The company recently acquired a 30% equity stake in the broad-based Black economic empowerment special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the Longyuan Mulilo wind projects in the Northern Cape. This acquisition positions the company as the largest Black woman-owned shareholder in one of South Africa’s largest operational wind farms.

The acquisition is a significant milestone for DLO Energy Resources Group and is a testament to the company’s commitment to sustainable development and to the empowerment of women in business. The acquisition will also enable the company to expand its renewable energy portfolio and to continue to make a positive impact on the African continent.

by Tony O. Lawson

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